Book review: Ben Draws Trouble, by Matt Davies

Davies, Matt. Ben Draws Trouble. “A Neal Porter Book.” Roaring Brook, 2015. $17.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-795-1. Unp. Ages 1-4. P8 Q8

Davies Ben Draws TroubleBen, a young boy, loves to draw. He does get into trouble for drawing in all of his classes when he should be paying attention. On his bike ride home he loses his sketch book. He is really good at drawing people and someone finds his book and returns it to his teacher. Ben is worried he will be in trouble for the drawings he has made of his classmates and teachers. The story leads us to believe he will be in trouble but instead his teacher asks him to do the set design for the school play. This would be a great book for a conversation about whether not one should keep their talents hidden from others.

December 2015 review by Melinda Dye.


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