This year, Emerson has gone crazy for the Babymouse series, by Jennifer and Matt Holm. Students in 2nd grade stretched and read this series as part of their reading partner projects. Girls love Babymouse, but so do boys. I've been amazed how many 4th and 5th grade boys adore this, talking about what their favorite book is, putting holds on them so they could read ones their friends liked. Babymouse really reflects the emotional reality and fantasies of kids in elementary school - our students connect with her, know they're not alone in having bad days, and she makes them laugh.
To celebrate the end of the year, I'm bringing treats in to each classroom once all the students in that class have turned in their library books. In Babymouse's honor, our treat this year will be Pink Cupcakes! So take a look at my kitchen counter late tonight:
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Review ©2011 Mary Ann Scheuer, Great Kid Books.