Saturday, July 8, 2017

The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do by Ashley Spires - ADVISABLE

Spires, Ashley The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do.  PICTURE BOOK.  Kids Can Press, 2017.  $18.

Lou and her friends have many adventures.  But when they want to take their adventures up the tree, Lou is not sure that she can do it.  In fact, she comes up with as many diversions and excuses as she can to avoid the tree. 

I like that Spires doesn’t show Lou succeeding on her first try.  I even like that she shows Lou and her friends choosing to do some thing different for the rest of the day after Lou fails.  I do not, however, like that she doesn’t show Lou trying again and eventually having success. A missed opportunity for sure.  Spires illustrations are as adorable as ever.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) -  ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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