Sunday, July 16, 2017

Toad Weather by Sandra Markle -- OPTIONAL

Markle, Sandra Toad Weather, illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez. PICTURE BOOK. Peachtree Publishers, 2015. $16.95. Content: G.

Ally, her mother, and her grandmother trek through a rainy evening to perform a surprise task: helping toads cross the road to breed for the season. An afterword explains that this is a yearly event near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This story contains some great sensory imagery, and the enjoyment of a good rainstorm is appealing -- as is the fun fact about the toad migration. Still, I don't know that it would have a wide-enough appeal to bump it up from OPTIONAL to ADVISABLE.

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

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