Jason just wants to curl up in a cozy place to sleep, but his father is a sleep-walker and Jason has to rescue his dad from some unusual and potentially dangerous locations at night – such as outside where it is 50 degrees below zero!
But early in the morning, when Jason’s mother walks into the kitchen, she finds husband and son curled up and sleeping comfortably even though in unusual locations.
This is a classic Robert Munsch book that has been adapted slightly to be an ‘Early Reader’ which means that some teaching moments are included in the back of the book meant to encourage some discussion and recognition of words and themes. I love that rather than having someone write specifically for this format, taking an author like Munsch – sure to make kids and parents alike chuckle – and bringing a new life to the books.
The story is goofy and generally unbelievable, but that’s what makes it perfect for young readers.
The art by Michael Martchenko is perfectly suited to the book.
Looking for a good book? You really can’t go wrong with a Robert Munsch book for young readers and 50 Below Zero is fun, funny, and educational.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.
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50 Below Zero
author: Robert Munsch
artist: Michael Martchenko
publisher: Annick Press
hardcover, 40 pages