Tuesday, June 21, 2016

It Came In The Mail by Ben Clanton / Book Review

Written & Illustrated By: Ben Clanton
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Released on: June 21st, 2016 - TODAY
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Rating: 5 Owlets- We loved it!
*This book was received from the publisher in exchange for my honest review

From the author-illustrator of Something Extraordinary comes a tale filled with dragons, pickles, friendship, and lots of mail—perfect for fans of Mo Williams and Bob Shea.

Liam really wants some mail, so he writes a letter to his mailbox asking for something in return. His mailbox delivers, sending Liam more than he could have hoped for…and how! But as the mail starts to pile up, Liam realizes that the best packages and parcels are even better when shared with friends.

A delightful, fun read that will resonate with readers of all ages. 

It Came In The Mail is a story about a young boy named Liam, who never gets any mail. Until one day he writes a letter to his mail box asking for mail. At first his mailbox sends him a dragon, but soon Liam starts asking for more mail. The more he asks the more receives. Liam receives some really cool mail too. When Liam realizes he has too much, he decides he wants to share what he has received with his friends who don't get any mail. 

This is an wonderful story! With it's message about sharing, and sometimes hilarious storyline, mixed with it's adorable and expressive illustrations, this a book I would highly recommend picking up! I love it when we read a book that not only makes us feel happy, it's one we're still talking about long after we read it. Be warned, this book may make you want to go write a letter to your mailbox asking for mail. Who wouldn't want to receive a dragon in the mail? 

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