What’s it about?
One dull winter afternoon, sisters Sarah and Katy can’t think of anything to do. When Sarah pulls a book from the shelf to pass the time, she discovers all of the pages are blank, except for one bearing a mysterious warning: “If you turn the page, there’s no turning back.”
The sisters ignore the warning and find themselves transported into the book. To escape, they must journey to the end of the story by filling each empty page with their imagination. Joined by an eccentric Narrator and three friends, Sarah and Katy discover the blank page can become a place full of fantastic ideas, creativity, and adventure.
But they also soon realize: Once an idea comes to life on paper, it can take on a mind of its own.
What did I think of it?
I loved this book. Absolutely loved it. Not just because its a great kid’s book (which it is), but because it was just a fantastic book for anyone who understands exactly how awesome the imagination is. Barichello truly grasps exactly how powerful and awesome the imagination is, and communicates that so well in this book as we follow Sarah and Katy into their adventure in the Book of Blank.
The part that cracked me up more than it rightly should have is a piece I just have to share.
The Glomtom yanked harder, causing Katy to yell “Ouch!” as she was pulled away from Sarah and Milana. “Mine! Nom nom,” the Glomtom growled.
“I AM NOT NOM NOMS!” Katy bellowed. – Julie Barichello
I found this funny because around our house, we actually do use the term “Noms”, so when I read this, I bellowed the last line at my six year old (who loves the book almost as much as I do), and we both about fell off the couch laughing.
My other favorite part is a single line. I think anyone who is even part bookworm will understand that:
“That’s the point of books,” Katy answered. You want to get to the end of one so can start the next one.” – Julie Barichello
I don’t have a single criticism about this book. It was unique, funny, adventurous, and showcased the power of imagination.
It. was. perfect.
Title: Sarah and Katy and the Book of Blank | Author: Julie Barichello (site) | Publisher: JSB Independent Books | Pub. Date: 2015-11-02 | Pages: 127 | Genre: Childrens | Language: English | Triggers: None | Age Range: 7+ | Rating:5 out of 5 | Date Read: 2015-12-4 | Source: Received a copy free from the author in exchange for an honest review.