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elloyd74 made a comment Feb 02 2014
"Doubt. Wistfulness. Growing consciousness. Growing confidence. Homesickness while at school, schoolsickness while at home. Actively trying to grow and carefully examining one's growth. Meeting people your age with convictions. Not having convictio..." Permalink
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elloyd74 made a comment Feb 02 2014
"Wonderfully-drawn, brilliantly-written, this supercool easy nonfiction book would be a great read-aloud before visiting a natural history museum (either individually or on a class field trip). It anticipates and satisfies kids' curiosity, and intr..." Permalink
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elloyd74 made a comment Dec 26 2013
"The perfect book for introducing perspective: a bunch of animal friends notice that when of them leaves their wood and travels across the field, she "shrinks"--and are very relieved that she grows "normal-sized" again upon her ..." Permalink
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elloyd74 made a comment Dec 23 2013
"A very clean, simple text with letters printed in a nice, big point size; friendly cartoonish illustrations. This version has the gentlest ending I've seen for this story--a woodsman "knocks out" the wolf and "unzips" his stoma..." Permalink
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elloyd74 made a comment Dec 23 2013
"A little long--though I haven't fouind a shorter retelling--but the language is nice and the illustrations are outstanding. In one spot, Isadora reserves a full two-page spread for a tiny bit of text--"At night the ugly duckling would cry him..." Permalink
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