Short, Sweet, and Snappy Review:
Title: All My Friends Are Dead
Author: Jory John and Avery Monsen
What I liked: the pictures
What I didn’t like: nothing!
Recommended Read: Yes!
Rating: 5 stars
If you’re a dinosaur, all of your friends are dead. If you’re a pirate, all of your friends have scurvy. If you’re a tree, all of your friends are end tables. Each page of this laugh-out-loud illustrated humor book showcases the downside of being everything from a clown to a cassette tape to a zombie. Cute and dark all at once, this hilarious children’s book for adults teaches valuable lessons about life while exploring each cartoon character’s unique grievance and wide-eyed predicament. From the sock whose only friends have gone missing to the houseplant whose friends are being slowly killed by irresponsible plant owners (like you), All My Friends Are Dead presents a delightful primer for laughing at the inevitable. Plus, this is a fixed-format version of the book, which looks nearly identical to the print version.
This is a nice, short read with plenty of pictures to keep you laughing. The title really says it all, but you’ll be laughing from start to finish with this one. Honestly, the synopsis says everything the title doesn’t, so all I have left to say is yes, this is a 5 star read that I highly recommend.