Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Bring Me a Rock by Daniel Miyares - OPTIONAL

Miyares, Daniel Bring Me a Rock. PICTURE BOOK. Books For Young Readers (Simon & Schuster), 2016 $17.99.  

The Grasshopper King wants a throne built and commands all the other bugs to bring him the largest rocks they can carry.  As the smallest bug approaches with only a little pebble he is disdainfully rebuked.  After erecting his throne of rocks the grasshopper sits atop his seat but soon discovers it is precariously unbalanced.  The small bug comes to the rescue by bringing back his little pebble to secure the grasshopper's perch.  

The moral of the story is great in that even the smallest bug can make a big difference.  However, this wasn't my favorite tale.  The pictures are cute and the text is very simple so it would be good for beginning readers, but I didn't like the tone of the book. 

Pre-K. EL--OPTIONAL Gina, Media Specialist

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