Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece by Patricia Polacco - ESSENTIAL

Polacco, Patricia  Mr. Wayne’s Masterpiece  G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2014.  $17.99  PICTURE BOOK Content: G.  

This story is about a girl named Patricia who has troubles speaking up in class.  Her teacher introduces Patricia to the play director to see if the director can help her speak up.  For awhile she does stage crew and learns every line in the play.  One day, the main character in the play moves.  Everyone thought Patricia should be the new lead.  On opening night, Patricia gets to be the lead and although she is scared she sings and knows every line.  She has so much fun.  

I liked Patricia Polacco’s illustrations.  The book sucked me in with what was going on.  I like that the character overcame her fear and she had fun.  

EL (K-3), EL -ESSENTIAL.  Reviewer, Isabelle, age 10.  

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