I Am So Handsome

Mario Ramos, trans. from the French by Jean Anderson. Gecko Press USA (Lerner, dist.), $17.95 (28p) ISBN 978-1-877579-19-6
The bigheaded wolf from I Am So Strong still hasn’t learned the art of humility. Following the format of the first book, intimidated fairy tale characters like Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs only bolster the wolf’s self-regard: “You’re wonderful! You shine like a thousand stars,” say the “trembling” pigs. Ramos uses thick layers of paint and heavy black outlines in his engaging pictures, while building readers’ expectation through the wolf’s increasingly pompous inflections. A cute but hasty finale involving the fire-breathing baby dragon from the previous book falls a tad flat. Ages 4–up. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/13/2012
Release date: 09/01/2012
Show other formats
FORMATS
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.