Absolutely Everything a Picture Book Should Be

By Colin Stimpson
Templar Books, 40 pages, $15.99

Jack lives with his mother and his dog in a little burger truck on the edge of a busy city. Everything is going fine until a new overpass sends customers speeding past without a thought of stopping for a burger. One sad evening, Jack’s mother sends him to the store to buy coffee with their very last pennies, but on his way there, Jack meets an old man who changes everything. You think you know the story, but things aren’t always what they seem!

It just doesn’t get much better than Jack and the Baked Beanstalk. Visually spectacular, unexpectedly sweet, and thoroughly fun, this book is wonderful. Putting an imaginative twist on the well-known tale, this refreshingly original story is sure to delight and surprise. Simply a must have!

Reviewed by Elizabeth Goss