This book has such a positive message about being happy for others and finding happiness in being selfless. Also, the pictures are adorable and have a nice simplicity to them -- I love Lyle's expressions! I'd like to get a collection of Lyle books. :)
Latest Reviews:Esteban helps Naomi prepare her birthday party and the harbour girl really starts to like being fancy.If you can't defeat them, join them: Esteban isn't thrilled about him having to organize a party for Naomi (out of all people) but he can't let anyone get the idea that the Avalorean royals can't or......[Read More]
This book is the most perfect introduction to MLK Day and a study of the Civil Rights Movement. It is appropriate and accessible for first graders while giving plenty of information and food for thought for third graders. I always begin our Civil Rights unit with this bo......[Read More]
Notable because this is the first Goosebumps I've read with a flashback and point of view switch! The new series rehashes old plots, but I like the Twilight Zone structure with Slappy as our host. I can envision the TV show already!
Book Introduction:Today is a special day: the birthday of the world, when God and all God's creatures celebrate the beauty of life. As God asks each dear creature in turn whether it has been the best that it can be, this simple affirmation of life and goodness applauds the contribution that each and every one of us -......[Read More]
I much prefer "Elmer and Super El"! The "Birthday Quake" story is a bit too scary, with the elderly elephant left stranded on a column of stone after an earthquake. Even the little girl elephant "was so frightened by the noise that she ran off" and truly appears panicked......[Read More]
I adore Marisol and all the other clash bashers I meet each day. She is bursting with energy and originality and she shares it with everyone she loves. This is a great book for showcasing multiple topics. You could do originality, diversity, family, and even immigration.......[Read More]