Friday, April 29, 2011

A Primer About the Flag by Marvin Bell- OPTIONAL

Bell, Marvin.  Raschka, Chris. A Primer About the Flag, 32 pages. Candlewick Press, 2011. $15.99. Language-G; Violence-G; Sexual Content-G.  Inside cover:  “Flags are everywhere- at ballparks, schools, and shopping malls. Flags can be art; they can be propaganda.  They can spell out an entire maritime alphabet or indicate that it’s time for a parade!”  We liked the poem, but didn’t like it in this book format.  Having the sentences broken up, made the poem more difficult to read.  The illustrations were cute and simple.  EL (K-3). OPTIONAL.  Reviewer: SL

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