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-Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz [**- My Pick of the Week]- You can read my review of my 37th favorite favorite book here.
-Walter the Baker by Eric Carle [X]
-Have You Seen My Cat? by Eric Carle [*]
I’ve got to say the two Eric Carle books I read this week were lackluster. One was about pretzels and the other about cats, neither of which interest me. The only thing I enjoyed about “Walter the Baker” was the artist photo because it was Eric Carle in a chef attire cooking up pages of his books. “Have You Seen My Cat?” was only slightly better with its playful illustrations and showcasing the different kinds of cats.
-Don’t Bump the Glump!: And Other Fantasies by Shel Silverstein [*]
-Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back by Shel Silverstein [*]
Reading Shel Silverstein’s lesser-known (at least to me) has been interesting. While I didn’t particularly enjoy “Don’t Bump the Glump!” because too much of nonsense loses its effect on me, I was fascinated to know it was Shel Silverstein’s first poetry collection and his only one with full-color illustration. And, I liked how he introduced himself as Uncle Shelby in many of his books.
I vaguely recall being read “Lafcadio” when I was in elementary school. His writing style and humor here is definitely the kind I like. I wonder if this would have been published nowadays with its shooting, killing, and smoking. But I’m glad Shel Silverstein wrote exactly what and how he wanted!
-Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! by Jennifer and Matthew Holm [*]- I wanted to see what the buzz was all about. Plus I had been meaning to read the series anyway since I’ve seen Matthew Holm support The Children’s Book Bank by being a celebrity contestant for their benefit. I’ll read anyone who supports literacy. This was a good introduction to the series and the characters.
My Rating Scale
X= Skip it!
*= Liked it
Commitment to Literacy= 59 books to be donated
I’ll probably finish reading “Letters to a Young Teacher” this week and perhaps start on “Creating Room to Read” by John Wood since my library request just came in!