Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Curious George Joins the Team by Cynthia Platt - OPTIONAL

Platt, Cynthia  Curious George Joins the Team Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.  $13.99  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G.  The Man in the Yellow Hat takes George to the playground to play with Tina, George’s friend.  The playground has modifications so kids with disabilities can play on it and Tina and George have a great time.  George sees a group of kids playing basketball so him and Tina go over and join their game.   

Similar to all Curious George books, the illustrations are adorable and cute little George is learning about the world around him.  The cover is misleading because the story is not about basketball but about making adaptations for disabilities.  This book introduces the concept of a modified playground, which I’m not sure all kids will understand.  However, it is a great way to explain how fun a modified playground can be and how everyone, regardless of disabilities can play together.  If the cover wasn't so misleading I would have it be advisable.

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

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