Wednesday, February 4, 2015

I Wanna Go Home by Karen Orloff –ADVISABLE

Orloff, Karen and illustrated by Catrow, David I Wanna Go Home 32 pgs, Putnam Juvenile, 2014. $16.99 PICTURE BOOK
Alex doesn't want to go visit his grandparents, but he has to because his parents are going on vacation. He corresponds with his parents, and as the letters progress –Alex is gradually having more fun –he gets to eat ice cream before dinner, play soccer in the house, and square dance. By the end Alex is asking to extend his stay.
This is a must have book for those schools who celebrate Grandparents day. The story is wonderful and I love the evolution of Alex’s feelings for his grandparents. I personally don’t care for the illustrations of David Catrow because they are too busy to easily share during a story time. 

EL(K-3)  –ADVISABLE  Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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