Nash, Scott Shrunken Treasures 33 pgs. Candlewick 2016. $15.99 PICTURE BOOK/POETRY
This book features poetry
versions of some classic tales: The Odyssey, Jane Eyre, Hamlet, Don Quixote and
more. They are short and condensed, funny, and interesting. The large pages
show bright and funny illustrations.
I am not a fan of poetry
and I really liked this book. Honestly, I think this book would work great for
a middle school or high school teacher to read aloud from before a unit on a
classic book. Or for younger readers would be a fun read-aloud with the new
Babylit series (I hope you have seen those, they are so great!). Elementary
students would still enjoy the book though they might not be familiar with the stories
they are condensed from.
EL(K-3), EL, MS, HS -ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary
School Librarian & Author.