The Carrot King

Sally O. Lee
CreateSpace (2012)
ISBN 9781466469839

Reviewed by Grayce Richardson (age 7.5) for Reader Views (3/12)

“The Carrot King” is about a little boy.  His parents died so the boy became a king! But, he didn’t want to be a king. He wanted to play with his toys and eat his favorite snack – carrots. One day he met a little boy that was poor. The poor boy asked if he could have a carrot. They became friends. The poor boy invited the king home. There they had potato and bean soup. He didn’t like beans, but he liked the family and so he ate it. The king then invited the poor boy and his family over for dinner. He realized he loved being king. 

I liked that “The Carrot King” has a moral. What I don't like about the book is the title, it’s not really about carrots; he is not really a carrot king. The pictures are really cool. Many sentences start with words made of carrots.

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