Saturday, December 29, 2012

Motifs and Archetypes, oh dear!

THE ANT AND THE GRASSSHOPPER by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley. Roaring Brook Press, 2013.

The familiar tale of the ant and the grasshopper takes an interesting turn in this bright and bold re envisioning. Ant is carrying home a heavy load when she hears music. The music makes it easier for her to move, lifts her spirits. She goes in search of the source to find a grasshopper and his band beating out cool music. When the ant asks how she can repay the band for helping her get her food home, the grasshopper knows just what to ask. <687>

PRINCESS PUPPY by Bernette Ford with illustrations by Sam Williams. Scholastic 2013.

Princess Puppy always wants to play dress up and pretend to be a princess. She has a tough time keeping her new friend Molly who sometimes just wants to play and get dirty and NOT be a princess. Can Princess Puppy learn how to be "normal"? Does she even want to be normal? <688>

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