Monday, March 1, 2010

Spirit of Adventure based on the movie Up by Irene Trimble

Trimble, Irene Spirit of Adventure based on the movie Up, illustrated by Denise Shimabukuro. 80 pgs. Random House, 2009. $3.99. Language - G; Sexual Content - G; Violence -G.

This short chapter book with pictures tells the story of Up (Pixar movie) from Russell, the Junior Wilderness Explorer's point of view. He is trying to earn the Assisting the Elderly badge so that he can become a Senior Explorer. He ends up in Mr. Fredricksen's house that is flying to South America supported by balloons. He encounters a snipe, a talking dog named Dug, and crazy Mr. Muntz. Through their adventures together, Mr. Fredricksen and Russell become good friends. This is a humorous chapter book that is an easy read.

EL(K-3), EL - ESSENTIAL. Anna Mattheus.

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