What’s it about?
Timbi’s Dream is an adventure in rhyme. It stirs the imagination in young minds and makes it leap into a different plane as one follows Timbi’s adventures in a sequence of dreams, brought on by the effect of a strange jar of ointment his grandmother had left behind, on her last visit.
-From Goodreads Synopsis
My Review of Timbi’s Dream
The idea with which the book was written was lovely, but unfortunately Timbi’s Dream is just not very well-written or illustrated. It is supposed to be rhyming, and while that is technically true, most of the time it doesn’t flow very naturally. That’s the first problem. The second is that the use of punctuation is very inconsistent, especially with quotation marks. Also, there seems to be an error in the first page of the story itself.
“My ears, are feeling very, very hot” – Timbi’s Dream, Max Nowaz
The illustrations, while I like the colors used, are vaguely creepy and unsettling and generally just add to the unpolished air the book has. It is not a book that I enjoyed reading, nor could it keep my child’s attention.
I think with some refinement Timbi’s Dream could be a cute little kid’s book, but it needs some serious work to get it to that point.
Title: Timbi’s Dream | Author: Max Nowaz | Publisher: Matador | Pub. Date: 2016-1-26 | Pages: 38 | ISBN13: 9781785895289 | Genre: Children’s Fiction | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 2 out of 5 | Date Read: 2016-2-1 | Source: Received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.