Monday, April 10, 2006

Just Thoughts

I’m currently reading Kate DiCamillo’s The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and am disappointed.  I was looking for a read-aloud to encourage teachers, but this is far from it.  I especially had high hopes since her “dear reader” story was engaging and Booklist’s Ilene Cooper said, “This will be a pleasure to read aloud.”

Why?  Too slow to start?  Too sad?  The flow is just awkward to me.  I do think this is a great book for parent-child reading and an excellent starting point for discussion on loss of pets.  

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