Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Tiny Little Rocket by Richard Collingridge - OPTIONAL

Collingridge, Richard Tiny Little Rocket.  PICTURE BOOK.  David Fickling (Scholsastic), JULY 2018.  $18.  9781338189490

The tiny rocket has an important journey to make each year.  This time its your turn to pilot, but something goes terribly wrong.  Can you save the rocket, save yourself, and save the celebration?

I loved Collingridge’s  illustrations very much.  They gleam and glimmer just like you want shiny new things in space to shine.  I did not, however, like the story.   If you are going to write a book in verse than you should read it out loud many times to make sure it doesn’t sound forced or go off pattern in weird, inexplicable ways.  And if both of those things happen – beware!  Can we keep the lovely illustrations and have a complete rewrite of the text?  Or how about treating it like a wordless picture book?

EL (K-3) - OPTIONAL  Cindy, Library Teacher

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