The Carrot King by Sally O. Lee

The waiting is over! Sally O. Lee has a new book out and you’ll certainly want to add it to your collection. The Carrot Kingis all about having the right perspective. A small boy becomes king after the death of his parents. He doesn’t want to be king. All he wants to do is eat his carrots and play with his toys. One afternoon, the small king stumbles upon a boy whose family is so poor all they eat are potatoes and beans. Their friendship helps the small king to see he truly enjoys his role as king.

I was thrilled to receive an email from Sally telling me she has a new book out. I signed up to review it right away. I have almost every one of her books since The Cake Thief. In this charming tale of friendship, a small king learns that troubles come to everyone and it’s nice to help out a friend. Sally’s beautiful folk art type illustrations add so much to this story. I’ve always loved her attention to detail. In this book, it is the king’s cat who appears on almost every page of the story. The first letter of the first word on every page is built by carrots, just like on the cover. Sally has such a unique style, it would be difficult not to know a book was hers even if you didn’t see her name on the cover.

It’s no surprise that so many of Sally’s books are award-winners. She writes charming stories that kids love.

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Paperback:38 pages
  • Publisher:CreateSpace (January 19, 2012)
  • Language:English
  • ISBN-10:1466469838
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466469839

I received a free paperback copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. I received no monetary compensation for my review.

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