Thursday, April 17, 2014

Freddie & Gingersnap by Vincent X. Kirsch- ADVISABLE

Kirsh, Vincent X. Freddie & Gingersnap. PICTURE BOOK. Disney-Hyperion, 2014. $16.99. Freddie is a little dinosaur who wonders what it would be like to be big and tall and have your heads almost touch the clouds.  Gingersnap is a little dragon who isn’t so sure that flying is as easy as it looks.  Although dinosaurs and dragons are NOT supposed to be friends, Freddie and Gingersnap find themselves in a predicament as they both land in the same spot on the ground. They stare eye to eye.  They scowl and they growl at each other.  They click, they clack.  They snip, they snap.  And then something magical happens.  This is a cute story about two creatures attempting something new and dreaming of reaching new heights.  They find a welcomed surprise of friendship that is totally unexpected.  The story is creative and tender.  The artwork is unique and mostly bold, bright colors on a white background.  The book could be used in a unit on friendship or attitudes and emotions.  Pre-K.  EL (K-3).  ADVISABLE.  Reviewer:SL.

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