Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rock 'n' Roll Mole by Carolyn Crimi - ESSENTIAL

Crimi, Carolyn. Rock 'n' Roll Mole, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger.  Dial Books for Young Readers, 2011. $16.99. PICTURE BOOK.  

"Mole had a rock-and-roll soul."  He had the fans and the groupies, but unfortunately he also had stage fright.  So when Pig planned a little talent show, Mole did not want to perform at it.  But he also wants to be a good friend.  

This is a great book.  The writing is fun and engaging, and there are many clever parts (like Moo-2, Mick Badger, and Goose Springsteen).  I loved reading it, and it offers an opportunity to discuss topics like friendship and overcoming fears.  

Pre-K, EL(K-3), EL - ESSENTIAL.  Brent Smith, Reading Teacher

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