Friday, September 30, 2011

The Boy with Pink Hair by Perez Hilton - OPTIONAL

Hilton, Perez. The Boy with Pink Hair Celebra Children's Books 2011. $17.99. PICTURE BOOK.  The Boy with Pink Hair was born that way--with pink hair.  His parents let him explore with his food, and he discovers that he is a great chef.  But his parents also warn him before he starts school that some of the children might make fun of him.  But when The Girl with the Ponytails is nice to him, he "wows" her with his amazing cooking skill.  Even though the illustrations are absolutely phenomenal, this was just an okay book.  I felt like the ending tried to push a moral too much--I hate it when books do that (like in The Giver).  But there is still enough of good to it that I think it is all right to have on the shelf.  For one, it opens up discussions about treating different people kindly.  And also, it talks about making a difference in the world--even if it does work extra hard to drive the point home.  Pre-K, EL(K-3), EL - OPTIONAL.  Brent Smith, Reading Teacher

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