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Unrealistic metaphor that does more harm than good.
It's not bad because the message is bad, but because it fails at getting that message across and what it does get across is just upsetting.
Nothing to tweet home about.
It takes a long time to tell this story, and there's not much to it.
Bible Bible Bible.
It's just a bunch of verses from the Bible, with some kind of maudlin, Precious Moments-style illustrations.
Contrived story, ends before it gets realistic.
Two separate people have loved each other from a distance and never actually had a conversation, but they're in love. Hopefully it works out at the end. It doesn't really say.
No pigeons. I feel cheated.
So it's a really long, meandering story that doesn't go anywhere.
Not as interesting as it sounds.
Takes a long time to get to its point. The point is weird. It's not a bad message; it's just a weird message.
Tries to be funny and fails.
It kind of seems like trying to capitalize on the popularity of “The Stinky Cheese Man,” but it really doesn't live up to that.
High quality for an alphabet book.
Given Steve Martin's ability to write, most of them are actually really good rhymes and have good meter, which is hard to find in standard children's books. I was amused.
Pretty pictures and well-written.
I wanted to hate this book, I really did. But I can't fault it for being well-written poetry with good rhymes, or for having great illustrations.