Thinking of the future and how today’s actions affect tomorrow can be difficult for children to learn. Even some adults need reminders now and then that what they do will change the people and places around them. Today’s book will help with just that concept, and in a fun way too. Slam! A Tale of Consequences by Adam Stower follows a young boy on his trip from his house to the candy store with his dog to get a snack. There are few words to move the story along so both parents and children will have to look closely at each brightly colored page to notice what is happening, and quite a bit goes on in each scene!
The boy starts off from home wearing headphones and reading a comic book. His dog is on a leash behind him. His mom yells “Don’t slam the door!” but the boy does not hear and things are set in motion when a ball trapped on the edge of the roof in the gutter falls and scares a cat, who in turn jumps on a lady carrying oranges and eggs. The food spill trips a jogger who releases his dog on a skateboard. And that’s just the first page! Words on each page like sproing and splosh will help any reader make this already entertaining book even more exciting. Soon a circus truck, and ice cream truck, and even a sewer dragon are involved in the mess left behind the oblivious boy. But to see how it all ends, come on down to the library and check it out.
You can get the book reviewed here and more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library at 1718 N. Hersey in Beloit. This is director Rachel Malay, saying “Thanks for checking us out!”
Slam! A Tale of Consequences by Adam Stower
ISBN: 9781771470070, fully illustrated
Children's Picture Books