Soda Pop is a crazy book where tigers live in barns, the pool is in the garage, and a giraffe eats beds. In the first couple of chapters, I was confused and bored, but as I kept reading I started enjoying it more, and I got how funny it was. My mom told me I had to read it upstairs as I was laughing so hard I was shaking the couch.
You can tell from the cover it’s going to be a really wild story, and the pictures inside reminded me of children’s drawings, with bright colors and rough sketches. It’s a very unique book that I think will appeal to kids who like silly and absurd stories, similar to books by Ronald Dahl. I thought it was especially funny that Soda Pop’s dad, Dartanyong, wakes up every morning thinking he is somebody else, but maybe that is why I was so confused in the beginning.
If you are looking for a more realistic story or one with more emotion, then this isn’t the book for you. You also probably don’t want to read this before bed as it will get you all wound up and laughing, but it’s a quick read that I think you’ll enjoy once you get into it.
Barbro Lindgren • Lisen Adbåge, Illustrator