Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Shannon's Review - I Am Jim Henson by Brad Meltzer


Title: I Am Jim Henson
Author: Brad Meltzer
Series: Ordinary People Change The World:
Publisher: Dial Books
Received: Borrowed
Release Date: January 2017
Pages: 40


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Shannon’s Thoughts:

A small biography for kids about one of the most inventive people to have existed, Jim Henson. Henson was creator to puppets he called muppets and a show they frequented called Sesame Street.  

Kids are introduced to the kind and wondrous mind of Jim Henson.  We see how he came with the idea of muppets, including his first muppet Kermit The Frog.  He went to create movies that are family friendly and make shows that teach children to read, count, be imaginative and dream big.  Those movies and tv shows are still just as good as the day they were made.

The art is fun and cute.  Throughout the whole book Jim Henson is drawn with his trademark beard and long hair even when we see him as a child.  I think it’s a book Henson would found humorous and worthy of praise.

This book and the others in the series are a great introduction into biography of many influential minds of the world.

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