Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Chick and Chickie Play All Day! by Claude Ponti - OPTIONAL

Ponti, Claude  Chick and Chickie Play All Day!  Candlewick Press, 2012.  $12.95 PICTURE BOOK  Content: G. 

Chick and Chickie are two friends who are trying to decide what to do.  At first they make masks and scare each other and then they are looking for something else to do.  They decide to play school when they find a big letter A.  They play with the letter A in different ways to get it to make the sound “Ah”.  They scare it, throw it, they are nice to it, tickle it and then eventually when they get bored they leave it alone.  They look at each other and try to decide what to do next and at the end of the book they decide they will play with letter B tomorrow.  

The storyline seems to be all over the place.  I guess that it could be a book about emotions, but it wasn’t told in a linear way.  The illustrations are okay and it is told in a comic book style.  

EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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