Sunday, August 17, 2014

McElligot's Pool by Dr. Seuss-ESSENTIAL

Seuss McElligot’s Pool. PICTURE BOOK Random House Children’s Books, 2014. $17.99.

Winner of a 1948 Caldecott Award, this Dr. Seuss book is still a favorite.  Marco is accused of being a fool when he tries to catch fish in McElligot’s Pool.  “I’ve been here three hours without one single bite, there might be not fish… but, again, well, there MIGHT!” Marco then goes on an imaginative adventure guessing what MIGHT be in the pool “cause you never can tell what goes on down below!”  In the end of the story Marco explains that the sea is full of so many fish that if he is patient, he might get his wish.

The story is positive and uplifting with a great message for young readers.  The illustrations are bright and bold and classic to what only Seuss can produce.

EL (K-3). EL. ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: SL.   

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