What Should Darla Do Review
I had a feeling Madeline would be into this, but I was unprepared to spend our entire dinner reading this because we both needed to see how the choices would affect Darla’s day.
We received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Review Date: February 17th, 2020
Written By: Ganit & Adair Levy
Illustrated By: Doro Kaiser
There are eight different stories in this book! When you reach an ending, you can start over and make different choices to see how my day changes. The guide will help you understand the symbols.
-> Turn to the next page.
? Turn to the page that your choice says to go to, and continue reading from there.
<- This shows you which page you came from, so ONLY use it if you want to go back and change your last choice.
(END #) You’ve reached one of the eight different endings! To reach another ending, start at the beginning and make different choices! Try to reach all eight!
Y’all. I had a feeling Madeline would be into this, but I was unprepared to spend our entire dinner reading this because we both needed to see how the choices would affect Darla’s day. It was a fun experiment to see how well I knew my child, too, as I had an idea of which choices she would initially make. For the record, I predicted her first three moves before she surprised me. It was really fun to introduce her to this type of story. Especially since this is the first that I’ve ever seen of a choose your own adventure for picture-book aged kids. Now I need several. This is seriously a lot of fun. And beyond just a great time, it has a great message built in. With each end of the day, Darla reflects on her choices and how if she had made better ones her day would have gone better, or being excited that her good choices led to a good day. Now, when Madeline decides to pick a fight with us over something, we can try and stop it before it starts by pointing out that she, like Darla, has the “power to choose” and asking her how her next decision will shape her day?
- Font Readability: 10/10
- Kid Engagement: 10/10
- Mommy Engagement: 10/10