Monday, February 9, 2015

The Great Lollipop Caper by Dan Krall - ADVISABLE

Krall, Dan  The Great Lollipop Caper  Simon and Schuster, 2013.  $16.99  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G.   

A caper, although appreciated by adults for his pickled taste, is jealous of the lollipop because he wants kids to like him.  The caper goes to the lollipop factor and turns all the lollipop flavors to caper.  When the little kids get a hold of the caper lollipop it makes them naughty and sour (like the flavor of a caper) instead of sweat (like the normal lollipop).  Caper realizes that he needs to appreciate the love adults have for him, and let the lollipop be sweet so kids will be sweet.   

This is a humorous story about a jealous caper.  The illustrations are bright and super animated (the little caper is adorable in his grumpiness).  My boys and I enjoyed the story.  It was creative and different in a good way.  I did have to explain what a caper is to my kids. 

 EL (K-3)-ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I found the students to be confused by the caper thing also. Without knowing what they taste like much of the plot of the story is lost on them. (And the cuteness of the title).