In the End, Everything …

All my friends are dead by Avery Monsen and Jory John is described very well on the Amazon book page as a “children’s book for adults.” It is hilarious and a great weekend break although it can be read any time you want to have a fun, positive start to your day. At only forty-eight pages and only USD 0.99, this is a good investment of time and money. The illustrations will amuse adults and children. Depending on the age of the children, this book provides many prompts for discussion. Why is the sock lonely? This minor, vexing, annoying problem may not seem important to children. They know the sock’s partner will eventually return to life. Why do parents get so upset?

Illustrations are the presentation in this book. The text is spare and to the point until page 44, a page that sets up the conclusion and completes a circle. The book is almost as short as this review but the book is far more inspiring and impressive. I highly recommend this for adults (the humor) and children. And if your kids don’t understand all the referenced issues, grab the opportunity for meaningful discussion. Page fourteen all by itself is worth thoughtful discussion with the next generation.

I read and enjoyed this illustrated book on my laptop with the Kindle application. I was also able to read it on my handphone. I mention this because I have had problems in the past when trying to read illustrated novels on mobile devices. This book is fun everywhere.

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