Saturday, August 1, 2015

Chu's Day at the Beach by Neil Gaiman -- ADVISABLE

Gaiman, Neil Chu's Day at the Beach, illustrated by Adam Rex. PICTURE BOOK. HarperCollins, 2015. $17.99. Contents: G.

Chu's ginormous sneezes have caused a few mishaps in his life, but when he sneezes at the beach it's more than a mishap. It's a disaster. His giant achoo has parted the ocean -- perhaps permanently. The only way to fix the sea is to sneeze once more, but how's a panda supposed to do that on command? This is a cute tale with an absurdly fun premise and hilarious illustrations. There's lots of room for performing when using it as a read-aloud, making it a crowd-pleaser in the hands of a dramatic teacher, librarian, or parent.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Caryn

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