Wednesday, August 22, 2012

easy peasy chapter books

MONKEY AND ELEPHANT GET BETTER by Carole Lexa Schaefer with illustrations by Galia Bernstein. Candlewick Press, 2012.

At first, Monkey thinks Elephant is dong nothing more than copying him when he sneezes. But Elephant is getting sick. Monkey needs to take care of him, bringing him water and hay. Then, when elephant is better, Monkey gets sick. Now it is time for Elephant to care for Monkey, too. Great easy reader with chapters about bring a good friend. <456>

BRAMBLE AND MAGGIE: GIVE AND TAKE by Jessie Haas with illustrations by Alison Friend. Candlewick Press, 2012.

Maggie loves her horse, Bramble. She does have to persuade Bramble though to allow her to saddle and ride him from time to time. It is all part of the give and take, though. When Maggie goes back to school, Bramble misses having company. How Maggie and Bramble solve this problem is funny. Short chapters make this very reader friendly. <457>

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