Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Poindexter Makes a Friend by Mike Twohy-ESSENTIAL

Twohy, Mike. Poindexter Makes a Friend, 32 pages. Simon & Schuster, 2011.  $15.99. Inside cover:  “Meet Poindexter, a very shy pig.  He is most happy when reading to his stuffed animals or visiting Mrs. Polen, the librarian, who sometimes lets him help put books on the shelves and push her book cart between the stacks.  Then one afternoon Poindexter’s love of reading, a how-to-book, and a sweet turtle named Shelby hold a special surprise- the start of a wonderful friendship.”  This is a tender, heartfelt book that explores the emotions of being shy, and the need for everyone to have and be a friend.  It would make a great addition to any unit on friendship, feelings, or emotions.  We loved the illustrations as well as the story line.  Great book!  Pre-K.  EL (K-3).  ESSENTIAL.  Reviewer:  SL. 

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