Official Review: Looice

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Official Review: Looice

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[Following is an official review of "Looice" by Ben Goldstein and Phillip Namanworth.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Looice by Ben Goldstein and Phillip Namanworth is a whimsical picture book for kids. Looice (pronounced “Lewis”) is a representation of the kid in all of us. The book follows his day at the beach, where he tries to drink the tide, plant peanuts in the sand, and put sunglasses on moles.

I enjoyed the simple whimsy of this colorful children’s book. The illustrations and lettering contribute to the playful nature of the story, as they look like line drawings with colors painted inside. The pictures resemble elevated children’s paintings, and the words are incorporated into the story using a similar style.

Although the actual plot of the book is very simple, just following Looice’s day at the beach, the overall product feels professional and thought-out. I think children would enjoy the daydream-like quality that Looice’s adventures have. He isn’t represented as a child or an adult, although he does have a full beard. Instead, he’s meant to be a character that is, first and foremost, young at heart.

Overall, I would rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book even though it doesn’t have a complex plot. The illustrations and story work together to create a whimsical world representative of the imagination we all have. In addition, I didn’t find any errors in the book, which added to the sense of professionalism I got from it.

I would recommend this book to parents of children ages three to seven. For young kids, this would be a good, short book to read aloud. Beginning readers should be able to tackle this book with a little help from their parents. While older kids might prefer a more complex story, I expect Looice to charm both young children and their parents as they follow him during his day at the beach.

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Post by NASRUNA »

I absolutely adore children's books and this glowing review made me add this to my shelf. Thank you for the endorsement.

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Post by Laura Lee »

This sounds like a thoroughly charming book. I particularly like how the illustrations worked so well with the text. Thanks for your review!
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Post by damis »

Illustrations tend to be the most important part of children's book, given their attention span. This one seems like a good one. Do you think it would be a good idea to use it to teach kids how to read?

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This seems like a very fun and delightful book. Thanks for the great review!

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Post by tjportugal »

Thanks for the insightful review. If you recommend this book to children aged three to seven, it might be a good bed-time story or a book that kids could use in school while learning how to read and write.
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