Thursday, July 20, 2017

May I Have a Word? by Caron Levis -- ESSENTIAL

Levis, Caron May I Have a Word? Illustrated by Andy Rash. PICTURE BOOK. Farrar Straus Giroux (Macmillan), 2017. $16.99. Content: G.

From their spot on the refrigerator, the K and C magnets begin to argue, each convinced the other gets to start all the best words. Then K takes it one step further by accusing C of confusing readers. Can the two ever learn to get along, or will CK words like LUCK and PICKLES no longer exist?

This is a playful examination of the roles the letters K and C play in the English language. It also serves as an example of conflict resolution among jealous playmates -- something many young children (and, well, even adults!) can empathize with. Naturally, this book would work especially well in a kindergarten or first-grade class studying the letters C and K -- both separately and together -- as well as K's silent form.

EL (K-3) -- ESSENTIAL. Reviewed by Sydney G., K-6 Library Media Specialist

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