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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Perfect Your Writing With the Perfect Pet

It's time for READ-4-LUCK, the weekly feature that acts as a reading recommendation, book review, teaching tool, and mini writing lesson. This week's pick is The Perfect Pet written by Margie Palatini and illustrated by Bruce Whatley.
After Elizabeth's parents do not agree with her various suggestions for the perfect pet, she discovers a solution.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
Year: 2003
Word Count: 850
Book Level: 2.2

RATINGS
CHILDREN: 
  We all know kids love animals and most want a pet of their own. This is definitely a fun one. 

PARENTS: 
 Gets more interesting the more you read it. Love the illustrations, too!

TEACHERS:  Could use in Kindergarten or 1st grade as an intro to animals. Could be a story starter for 2nd or 3rd grades. Could help teach how to make a list and go through different ways for finding a solution.

WRITERS: 
 Your basic problem/solution story. Elizabeth has a problem. She tries three ways to fix it. All fail. Tries one more idea, then happens across a solution. A bigger problem ensues. Acceptance happens. YOUR TURN: Try mapping out a plot that follows the same structure.

Keep on keepin' on...

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like I'd like to check this out at the library. thanks for your excellent opinion.

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