Friday, April 8, 2016

Herman Melville's Moby Dick by Jack and Holman Wang - ADVISABLE

Wang, Jack & Holman Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, BOARD BOOK, Chronicle Books, 2016. $9.95. Content: G.  

This extremely simplified retelling of Moby Dick (12 words) introduces the characters - sailor, the setting - boat, and the plot - mad, and then shows, through felt dolls and scenes, the basic tale of the whale hunt.  

This is a great deal of fun.  I’m not sure that a board book age child would be interested in the story, but the pictures are great.  I can see a teacher using this in an art or a literature class - can you tell the story in 12 words?  This is a fine series of simple classic retellings.  A great gift.  

Pre-K - ADVISABLE  Lisa Librarian

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