Sunday, July 19, 2015
Dog and Mouse by Michelle Nelson-Schmidt -- OPTIONAL
Dog wants nothing more than to find a best friend, so Mouse volunteers to help her search for one. But when Dog and Mouse are separated one day, Dog realizes she's had a real best friend under her nose all along.
I love the premise of this book, its sweet surprise ending, and the simple-yet-colorful illustrations. However, the forced rhymes wreck the rhythm in a number of places and lead to some very convoluted sentences. As a result, it is a chore to read aloud and confusing for students to read to themselves.
Pre-K, EL (K-3) -- OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Caryn