This book, recently named a Notable Book for Young Readers by the American Library Association, is an absolutely delightful story of 2 friends. Mouse and Mole are different people, but work together to not just accomplish their goal of getting closer to the birds they want to observe, but also to share each others talents and create a book together! The art is pitch perfect for the story, the pace of the plot is steady and it is SO cute! Share this with your beginning reader!
Kids can learn about media, how it works and how you can create your own media. IN a graphic novel format, the lessons are not didactic and the story is fast, fun and engaging. I think it is increasingly important for parents to talk to their kids about ads, media and marketing and this book can make the topic more accessible. Graphic novel readers will enjoy the characters and adventurous plot.
This graphic novel has some really rich themes running through the story. The one I most related to was the feeling of helplessness when a family member is sick. Phelan weaves in folklore and fantasy into this otherwise realistic story about a family living through the dust bowl. Perfect compliment for the One Book One Community Kids Book!
Older elementary school and middle school students who enjoy reading non-fiction (or are assigned to read it in school) will enjoy this incredibly rich and thoughtful exploration of the idea of "race." It is written in a strong narrative so it reads like the familiar style of fiction.
great book for elementary school readers, but also could be a great book for parents to read to their younger children! This story about a family's summer holiday is lots of fun!