O'Malley captures the competitive, bickering nature of two kids perfectly, and the illustrations by Carol Heyer make our dueling storytellers' tales come to life. One of the great things about this book is watching the two kids go from the excitement of competing stories, to the exhilaration of creating one together. It's a very natural progression that wll make anyone who deals with kids smile.
I love books that draw kids in and encourages them to go on and tell their own stories. Any time I read this to the kids, I'm guaranteed to have pages of crazy pictures and scrawled print all over the house the next day. Sometimes they work together, and sometimes on their own. Either way, it's highly entertaining.
The reviewer owns this book.