Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Branch by Mireille Messier - ESSENTIAL

Messier, Mireille The Branch, Illustrated by Pierre Pratt.  PICTURE BOOK.  Kids Can Press Ltd. 2016.  $16.95. Content: G.  

What is a girl to do when her favorite branch on her favorite tree breaks during a bad storm? In the aftermath of a storm, this spunky young girl helps with the neighborhood cleanup, which includes her favorite branch. As she laments the loss of her favorite place to play and imagine, she talks with her woodworking neighbor. Together they hatch a plan for the broken limb. 

Interesting illustration style and a great story.  I love this book.  As you read along you will take a trip from tragedy to triumph through the eyes of a young girl and the loss of her beloved tree branch.  Engaging read aloud that will have young readers guessing what idea she cooked up with her kind neighbor.

EL (K-3),  ESSENTIAL. Jen M. Elementary Librarian

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