Review of Tidy
Written & illustrated by Emily Gravett
Ages: 4 - 8
Grade level: P – 3
This story is so unique! I’ve never met an OCD story character before (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), but now I have, and I loved him! Badger Pete can’t stand messes so he cleans everything from mismatched flowers to a tangled fox’s tail to birds in their bird bath. He even sorts the birds by size. Now that’s OCD! Things go a little too far when he takes on the forest and cleans it up. Read this book to find out how wrong cleaning can be. By the end Pete realizes his mistake and promises to tidy less. Whether he succeeds is anyone’s guess. I hope so! There’s more to life than cleaning!
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