Saturday, August 1, 2015
Chu's Day at the Beach by Neil Gaiman -- ADVISABLE
Chu's ginormous sneezes have caused a few mishaps in his life, but when he sneezes at the beach it's more than a mishap. It's a disaster. His giant achoo has parted the ocean -- perhaps permanently. The only way to fix the sea is to sneeze once more, but how's a panda supposed to do that on command? This is a cute tale with an absurdly fun premise and hilarious illustrations. There's lots of room for performing when using it as a read-aloud, making it a crowd-pleaser in the hands of a dramatic teacher, librarian, or parent.
Pre-K, EL (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Caryn