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Monday, December 12, 2011

Kids Review Hero Books II

Today's hero picture book reviews are by Ms. Secrest's 5th Grade class.

They read Imogene's Last Stand by Candace Fleming, ill. by Nancy Carpenter, and Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace by James Proimos.

As part of this month's hero book review worksheet, students are sharing heroic acts they have done or would like to do--a great place to start.

On a beach in Florida, Austen saved a sea star. Leigha stopped a baseball from hitting her brother.

In the future, Alyssa would like to be the first girl president. Miles would like to preserve historic houses, just like Imogene. Delaney would like to save the pandas. Dylan would like to save a kid from a well. Someone also said he'd like to "get married" but I think he was stating something he would generally like to do, not a heroic act.

Now for the reviews.

Miles said of Imogene's Last Stand "It was funny and that girl had a good voice." Here is his drawing of Imogene's protest:

Molly's favorite part of Imogene's Last Stand was when Imogene saved the house:

Katelyn thought the main character in Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace was funny.

Alyssa said she liked when Paulie read to the tree.

The students reported loving these books. However, no review can be totally positive (unless written by your mother.) Delaney noted that in Paulie Pastromi Achieves World Peace, she wished "the little BOY'S name wasn't Paulie." I think I see what she's getting at. Polly, Paulie. They sound alike. Leigha noted that she wished Imogene's last stand was about a girl that finds a "piece of mystery" instead of a piece of history. Sequel perhaps?

Thank you, Ms. Secrest's class for your heroic act of Saving the Heroes! (and the Picture Book.)

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