Saturday, May 11, 2013

Lazy Daisy, Cranky Frankie by Mary Ellen Jordan and Andrew Weldon –ADVISABLE

Jordan, Mary Ellen and Weldon, Andrew Lazy Daisy, Cranky Frankie 24pgs. Albert Whitman & Company, 2013 (American Edition). $11.96.  Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G ;  Violence: G.
A lyrical tour of a farm that’s full of animals not quite what they are cut out to be. The chicken is too busy dancing (in her underwear) to lay eggs and the pig is too busy staring in the mirror to roll in the mud. But they all have one thing in common that they do right, sleeping quietly at night.
This is a cute story featuring a fun rhyme. It would make for a fun discussion on what the animals should be doing on a farm. Maybe a follow up for the K and 1st grade trip to the local farm –did they see a cow laying around eating jelly? The art work is decent, but bright and big enough to show off for a read-aloud.
PRE-K, EL –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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