When Tinseltown hits a dry spell, a down-on-his-luck drifter and his lightning bug buddy turn 1930s Hollywood upside down for the next big headline. Join Don and Shutterbug on a romp through cinema’s Golden Age as they shake up the town!
This is a really fun picture book! I liked the way it rhymed. The rhyming reminded me a bit of the way Dr. Seuss wrote.
This is the story of a man and his shutterbug in Hollywoodland. The author has used clever, old fashioned phrases. I loved the way a glossary of these phrases was included in the back. I had heard of most of them, but my little guy hadn’t heard of any of them.
I liked the illustrations, but they are all black and white. I really wished that at least some of them had been in color. I understand why they did the book this way, but I really like color pictures for kids.
The story in this one is original. I think that adults will probably like it more than kids. Just because of some of the iconic things in it. But it’s a fun book that you’ll enjoy reading.
I was sent a copy of Shutterbug by the publisher. All opinions are my own.
About the author and illustrator
Merry Gordon (author) is a writer, editor and teacher who ransacks vintage clothing shops and daydreams about having Bette Davis eyes. She lives in Arizona with her husband, children and dog, who all look great in fedoras.
Eddie Gordon (illustrator) is a husband, dad and graphic designer in Arizona. He spends any free time trying to learn guitar, fixing things his kids break and attempting to impress his wife (with varying degrees of success).
What to read after Shutterbug
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