Norwich, Grace I am Walt Disney 128 pgs, Scholastic Inc., 2014. $4.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
Walt grew up in in the early 1900’s. He loved art, but had many
jobs including delivering newspapers. Eventually he decided to do art full
time, even if his stern father disapproved. When one of his characters, Mickey
became a success, Walt knew he had what it took to succeed. Between his
imagination and tons of hard work, Walt company Disney only grew in success. He
created more characters and cartoons, even live animal documentaries, and
This was a fun biography to read and it included TONS of
pictures, which really helped to bring the text to life. It’s a perfect read
for 3-4 graders, it vocabulary well geared to this reading level. Though I think this series will have an uphill battle again the much
beloved “who was” series. I loved the addition of timelines, definitions, and references
to more modern day Disney stuff that todays students could relate to.
EL –ADVISABLE Reviewer:
Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.