When I first picked up the book, Look! Written by Jeff Mack I was immediately intrigued. The book has only two words repeated throughout the entire story, and both of them are words on Joey’s device – Look, and Out.
The premise of the book is simple. A gorilla is trying to get a little boy to look at a book. The gorilla repeats Look! over and over again, but the boy is so engaged in his television that he either ignores the gorilla or gets mad, ordering the gorilla out of the room. Every time the gorilla returns to the room he ups his game to attempt to gain the boy’s attention, just increasing the number of times he says “Look!” Eventually he falls over the boy’s TV, which causes the boy to yell “Look out!” The TV breaks, the gorilla is shunned from the room, and the boy is left with nothing to do but read the left behind books. He becomes excited by a book about a gorilla and a boy, shares the book with the gorilla, and at the end of the book both the gorilla and the boy have filled up on reading and are now “out” (or sleeping). [Read more…]