Saturday, July 18, 2009
PROBOSCIS MONKEY- Jody Sullivan Rake
I found a really fun new nonfiction book at the library (did you notice I did not say bookstore?!) this week. THE PROBOSCIS MONKEY has everything I look for in a nonfiction series- strong content, photos that make even the most reluctant reader think books might be ok, and text features like a table of content, maps, a glossary, and index. And best of all, it's a relatively easy read- about as hard as FROG AND TOAD or HENRY AND MUDGE. The book would also be a great mentor text for kids writing nonfiction reports. I'm hoping this is a series, and there are, or will be, a bunch more, of these.