Saturday, August 1, 2015
I Yam a Donkey! by Cece Bell -- OPTIONAL
When a grammarian yam tries to correct a poorly speaking donkey, his efforts results in confusion, frustration...and lunch. Moral of the story, straight from the book: "If you is going to be eaten, good grammar don't matter."
I wanted to love this book, but perhaps I'm too curmudgeonly. The illustrations are bold, but they feel a bit repetitive. The premise seems hilarious, but as a read-aloud it's fairly cumbersome. And while it can be annoying to have one's grammar corrected, the ending of the book seemed a tad extreme. Perhaps others will find it more amusing.
EL (K-3) -- OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Caryn