Saturday, August 15, 2015
Aaron Loves Apples and Pumpkins by P.D. Eastman -- ADVISABLE
From playing football, to dressing up for Halloween, to picking apples, Aaron loves autumn. Unfortunately, the accident-prone alligator doesn't always come out of his many experiences unscathed. Good thing he takes his mishaps well!
Aaron's laid-back attitude and willingness to keep trying set a good example for young readers. Many will find his misadventures and obliviousness amusing, especially when paired with the author's tongue-in-cheek voice. The title doesn't completely correlate with the story itself, and many of the illustrations have an old-fashioned feel -- perhaps because this is adapted from a title originally published in 1967. Still, it did age well and would be fun for a read-aloud or as an addition to a leveled library or, say, a first-grade classroom's free reading bin.
Pre-K, EL (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Caryn