I HATE Picture Books! is the perfect for kids ready to leave their picture books behind and begin reading early readers. It will help them see, as the young boy saw, that tossing your picture books means getting rid of irreplaceable imagination and creativity. The pages are thick so young fingers will not easily tear a page. The young boy is called Max on the book jacket, but in the story his name is never mentioned, so he can be anyone, including the reader. -- Kids Lit Reviews I love, love, love, this book! It has humor. It has tons of references to beloved picture books. It has illustrations of many, many well-known picture book covers. And best of all, it has Picture Book Love. Yay! -- Frog On A (B)Log The illustrations amazingly resemble the original picture books. The reader (child or adult) is taken on a wonderful journey through the books they read as young children. In his tribute to the world of children's picture books, Timothy Young has created a new picture book gem. -- The Late Bloomer's Book Blog Funny books for children should also be funny for the adults who read them to their younglings, and I found myself snorting with laughter at Max's plight and of course loving the various (well mannered and well meant) digs at some of the most beloved picture books on the planet. For Charlotte, as well as giggling at naughty Max, there was the bonus of spotting subtly drawn and identifiable covers to the very books she's had read to her over the years (including much excitement at spotting a certain book cover featuring a boy and a robot. Aw, you know the one we mean!) -- Read It Daddy
Timothy Young has been an animator, puppet maker, toy designer, sculptor, art director, and graphic designer. He is the author/illustrator of The Angry Little Puffin. His favorite part of being an author is traveling to schools and talking to kids.