Sometimes It’s Storks – written by L.J.R. Kelly and illustrated by the Brothers Hilts


   Sometimes It’s Storks – written by L.J.R. Kelly and illustrated by the Brothers Hilts, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 9780399256820, 2017

Format: hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre: picture book

What did you like about the book? This beautifully illustrated picture book is about where babies come from. Although babies don’t really come from storks, this is the silly story of a stork who is easily distracted by food.  He leaves the baby on a rock near a croc and so the adventure begins.  The baby starts out in New York City and makes his way to the North Pole and eventually to Australia! He does eventually get sent back to his rightful home, which makes mom and dad very happy.

Although the story is misleading for children as to where kids come from, the story is funny and the illustrations are amazing!  I really enjoyed the simplistic yet beautiful drawings.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  There is nothing I didn’t like.

To whom would you recommend this book?  (Read-alikes if you can think of them)  This is a fun book for kids who already know where babies come from but still want to engage in the time old myth of babies arriving by stork.  Some read-a-likes are “God Gave Us You” by Lisa Tawn Bergren and “Mommy Laid an Egg” by Babette Cole.

Who should buy this book? Children’s libraries

Where would you shelve it? juvenile picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? no

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Laureen Cutrona, Townsend Public Library, Townsend, MA


Date of Review: April 18, 2017

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