It's Elementary!

by Jamie Forrest

#Bookaday – Day 2 December 25, 2010

Filed under: #bookaday — Jamie @ 5:07 am

I enjoyed this simple little book.  There was not much substance to the story, but it was cute none-the-less.  It is the story of a cat who is afraid to go to his first day of school.

I rated this book 3/5.

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This book is wonderful for those who love language and books. It is the story of an author’s visit to a local elementary school. It is the story of a furnace repair man’s visit to a local elementary school. It is the story of how a few misspoken and misheard word can make a completely different story.

It is funny story. The illustrations add to this quirkiness of this wonderful book. It would make a great read-aloud in my grade three classroom… if I can get my lips around it and not make too many lipslips! However, since this is the SEQUEL to The Hullabaloo Bugaboo Day, I should probably read that one next, before I read this one to the kids!

I rated this book 4/5.

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This is a very cute book.  The narrator talks of all the wonderful things that other parents do that his parents don’t and ends with some things that his parents do as well.  I love the illustrations by James Bernardin.  They truly made this story for me.

I would love to use this book as the basis for a writing lesson with my students.  The ideas for a collaborative writing project are flowing.  I can see each student writing the great things about their own parents.  Then each student would use the others’ paragraphs as the basis for the “other peoples’ parents” pages of their own unique book…  Hmmm…  I must really think about this more!

I rated this book 4/5.

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