Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Ballad of Nessie by Kieran Lachlan- OPTIONAL

Lachlan, Kieran.  Harkness, Andy. The Ballad of Nessie, 32 pgs. Disney Press , 2011.  $14.99.  Inside cover: “Meet Nessie!  She’s the friendly Loch Ness monster, and she lives in a peaceful lake with her best friend, MacQuack.  But when a developer named MacFroogle decides to build a miniature-golf course right on top of their home, Nessie and MacQuack are forced to move!  The two friends search high and low for a new place to call home in this charming book based on the Disney animated short.”  If you are looking for a book to use with a unit on saving the environment, this could work.  But other than that, we really didn’t like the book.  The illustrations are Disney quality and adorable.  The rhyming text wasn’t smooth.  Neither of my kids complimented the book when we were done reading it. The only redeeming quality in the text, was the message about turning life's challenges into triumphs  EL (K-3).  OPTIONAL.  Reviewer: SL.

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