This Book is Out of Control!
by Richard Byrne
The bright red cover of this book, with the title in bold white letters, shows an upside down bow holding a remote control with some unusual options on it(such as spin, squirt, escape). This alone is a sign that we are going to find some wild things inside this story!
Ben is eager to show Bella his new remote-controlled fire engine. Unfortunately, the remote-control does not seem to work. That is, not on the fire engine! What they don’t notice, at least at first, is that the remote is working: on Ben’s dog! The craziness continues as Ben and Bella are also affected by the remote, leading them to ask the reader to help by pressing certain buttons, making this a very interactive, and out of control, story! Will they ever get the remote to work correctly before things get even more out of control?
I loved how this story had some interactive parts! This will make for a fun read aloud, with several opportunities to involve the kids. I also liked how the story was told using primarily large red font, with a few speech bubbles as well. The illustrations are hilarious and eye-catching, with the characters and details large and engaging.
I also learned, after reading this book, that there are two companion books to this one: We’re in the Wrong Book! and This Book Just Ate My Dog!