Oh my, I think this was the least amount of books read in a week in a very very long time. They were some great books, but not much reading happened this week! Here are some quick reviews:
The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee
I was a little nervous with a clown being one of the main characters but Frazee can make even clowns be ok! Sweet story, pull on your heart strings story, worthy of multiple reads.
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Dyslexia is a hot topic in education right now. We have new legislation and it seems more and more parents and students are using the word. But what is it and how does it really affect a learner?
Lynda Mullaly Hunt has done her homework and applies it beautifully to her character, Ally. I know so many teachers will recognize Ally, as well as many students will see Ally in themselves or in a peer.
Your heart breaks for Ally and it celebrates each of her achievements.
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
In getting ready to read Sisters, I picked this book up to look at again. I remember purchasing it over two years ago and my daughter promptly took it over. Guess I never got it back to read because only the first few pages were familiar!
Can't say anything new about this fantastic memoir told in a graphic novel format. Except maybe I don't think Raina wrote this for kids. I think the targeted audience was for all the adults who grew up in the 80s and 90s. Wow, a Silver Spoons reference??? The good 'ol days..
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