Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Gift for Mama by Linda Lodding - ADVISABLE

Lodding, Linda Ravin A Gift for Mama, illustrated by Alison Jay.  PICTURE BOOK.  Knopf (Random), 2014.  $18.  

Oskar has found the perfect birthday present for his mam - a yellow rose.  But someone else needs the rose more and will be willing to trade his paintbrush for it.  Oskar is willing to trade, and sets off with his new perfect gift - until a  conductor needs to replace his lost baton; he will give Oskar a new melody in exchange.  Will Oskar ever make it home with his new perfect present?  

Add this one to your list of books to help students learn about predicting.  Set in Vienna at the end of the 1800’s, Jay’s illustrations are a charming backdrop to Lodding’s tale. 

EL - ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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