Monday, August 07, 2017
My Favorite Pets
First sentence: My favorite pet is sheep. We have seventeen in our yard. Seventeen sheep are still sheep, not sheeps.
Premise/plot: Gus is writing a report for his teacher. It is ALL about sheep and then some. As his report progresses, it gets wackier and wackier. It goes from "A boy sheep is a ram. He has horns" to "Sheep won't ride a skateboard, no matter how long you teach them." I must say that it reveals more about Gus himself than the sheep he professes to love.
My thoughts: I like this one. I do. The narrative voice is very strong with Gus. I like the format, seeing the 'handwriting' of this report. The dialogue is also nice. But I think more than anything, I love the illustrations.
Text: 3 out of 5
Illustrations: 5 out of 5
Total: 8 out of 10
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