Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ka'imi's First Round-Up by Ilima Loomis- NO

Loomis, Ilima.  Robinson, Don.  Ka’imi’s First Round-Up, 28 pgs.  Island Heritage Publishing, 2008.  $12.95.  Book description: “Join Ka’imi on his quest to be a real paniolo (cowboy) as he sets out on his first round-up with his papa and other cowboys. Through the experience, Ka’imi finds that being a cowboy is much more challenging than he expected.”  I thought this book was very difficult to read and follow.  There were a lot of authentic names that might be wonderful if you speak the language of O’ahu, but made it very difficult to read aloud to my kids.  We didn’t love the story or the illustrations.  EL (K-3).  NOT RECOMMENDED.  Reviewer: SL. 

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