Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Can Man by Laura E. Williams

Williams, Laura E. The Can Man. Illustrated by Craig Orback.  PICTURE BOOK. Lee & Low Books, Inc. 2010 $18.95.

Content G.

When Tim decides he wants to earn a little extra money to buy himself a birthday present, he gets his inspiration from Mr. Peters, a.k.a. The Can Man. Tim is on track to purchase himself a new skateboard when a couple conversations with Mr. Peters changes his mind about what do with his can money.

This book does a great job of teaching its readers to be selfless and look beyond themselves to make a difference in the world one person at a time. The artwork is paint on canvas and Orback’s work is fitting and beautiful.

EL, MS (character education) - ADVISABLE. Shauna, Reading teacher.

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