Book Review : Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

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My Rating: *4 stars*

Author : Carlo Collodi

“Lies, my dear boy, are found out immediately, because they are of two sorts. There are lies that have short legs, and lies that have long noses. Your lies, as it happen, is one of those that have a long nose.”

While I was buying the books, my friend asked me what all books I’m buying. When I showed her, she questioned me.


Pinocchio really?

Yes, I replied 😉


Okay to start with I would say forget what all Disney taught you instead read this, I really liked this version better. It has more deeper meaning to it!

There was once upon a time…..

                      ‘A king!’ my little readers will shout together.

                       No, children, you make a mistake. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood.

This is how the book begins!


This book is really good and for me a bit strange. But I guess this book is one that everyone should read, as said good for both adults and children. Also if you even don’t like this book for certain reason, your curiosity to know what actually happens will make you read it, believe it!

This book tells you to make something out of your life instead of not doing anything.

“Bear it in mind, Simpleton! Boys who refuse to study, and turn their backs upon books, schools, and masters, to pass their time in play and amusements, sooner or later come to a bad end…I know it by experience…and I can tell you. A day will come when you’ll weep as I’m weeping now…but then it will be too late!”

Pinocchio is basically an asshole, he is selfish, cruel, bratty, he lies, he cheats and he steals. Also he is trying to figure out how the world works, he is a free spirit and attached to no moral system, and through out the book trying to become a good boy.

“But I am not like other boys! I always tell the truth.”

Well he is certainly not! His heart is good, but he make terrible decisions constantly.


This book is unsurprisingly dark and is an honest view of children and their troubles. As most of the children books have life lessons, so does this book have it.


Also I asked my 8 year old brother to read this book and after reading first 6 chapters, he told me, this guy killed the cricket by throwing a mallet at him. He is so cruel. ‘Blockhead!’

No idea what lesson he is going to learn after reading this book, but certainly he is going to add few new words in his vocabulary by the time he will reach the end of the book, I guess.

While I’ll say the ending is great and this book is definitely fun to read. And yes the nose growing thing is certainly not a huge part of the story and also there were few characters that were introduced in the story and they just disappeared and that was weird, I mean it doesn’t make sense to me :/

Now if I talk about recommendation then I recommend this book to everyone, both adults and children. And parents who are going to read this book to their children, I suggest you to read this book before you read it to them, or you all can just enjoy it together, no worries. Just saying 😀

Happy Reading!

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