Saturday, April 17, 2010

Oh, Look!

Written by: Patricia Polacco

First line: Oh, look, we see a fence.

Why you should read this book: A trio of delightful goats offer children an in-depth examination of prepositions as they escape the farmyard and determine how to best traverse a variety of landmarks and obstacles. The text uses repetition to create rhythm and movement and the illustrations are pure Polacco—joyous, messy, and brightly colored, with emotions clearly etched on the characters’ faces. Everyone wears a babushka and a happy ending is assured.

Why you shouldn’t read this book: You’re extremely careful with your goats.

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