These are memes started by Teach Mentor Texts and Book Journey, and I'm excited to participate, along with many other bloggers, in reviewing books I read the previous week. I'll be reviewing picture books through adult books.
Here are the books I read this week:
I LOVE this pair and Erin Stead's illustrations! The dog and bird are adorable in this one. She can create irresistible animal expressions. I enjoyed the simplicity of childhood and lazy summer mood created in this story about a boy and his dog looking for a whale and what NOT to look at if you want to see one. Fogliano and Stead make you yearn for childhood when you passed a day with no destination, but just enjoyed the journey. If a destination was reached, it was just serendipity. Awesome last page!
MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS