Friday, April 30, 2010

Porky and Bess by Ellen Weiss and Mel Friedman

Friedman, Mel and Weiss, Ellen Porky and Bess 48 p . Random House Books for Young Readers 2010. $12.99. Language - G; Sexual Content - G; Violence - G. Porky the pig is friends with Bess the cat. They are opposites, Porky not minding a mess and Bess being very tidy. The second Tuesday in April is Poem-Reading Day. Porky wants to write a poem that he can read. He had a hard time thinking of rhyming end words. To pass the time he decides to bake a cake and wants to put in his special ingredient, moonlight. Much to his dismay, when he opens the can, the moonlight is gone. Bess comes to the rescue and lets him use her "foggy night on water" ingredient. They are able to bake a cake together and Porky finds the missing word to his poem. He rhymes end with friend. EL(K-3) - ADVISABLE. Anna Mattheus, Elementary Teacher.

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