Monday, December 22, 2014
The Trouble With Chickens - Doreen Cronin
My Review: I read this with my oldest (8 year old) daughter this summer as we worked through Oregon Battle of the Books list for our summer reading. This was the perfect book for my new reader. The words are just a big bigger on the page, with just enough white space, images sprinkled throughout and still had the formatting of a chapter book to make her feel confident and competent reading it. I love this book for emerging independent readers! The voice is so strong. The story line is unique enough to keep you guessing what's going to happen next--anticipating the next move is not predictable--and that's super fun for young readers. I also love that this is a character that has other stories--series are great for building strong, young readers.
If you have a reluctant reader, regardless of gender, and one you know would love a who-dun-nit plot, please pick this up! It was a great book to read together as well.
For the sensitive reader: Super clean and super fun!
Rating: 4.5 stars
Sum it up: A super cute mystery for elementary grade children.