January 5, 2009 at 3:33 pm Leave a comment

henry-adventure1Henry, an imaginative kindergarten-aged gray mouse, loves to embroider his moment in the spotlight of Show & Tell with tall adventures of giant green fish that can pull a rowboat across a lake or space creatures that land in his backyard. Finally, the students tell him he is fibbing. His teacher tells Henry to use his imagination to create stories. When it’s Henry’s turn at Show &Tell he sticks to the facts and tells a realistic narrative about going to a store to buy cheese. The other kids fall asleep and persuade Henry to go back to telling tall tales. Youngsters do blend fantasy with real events. I don’t see this as a big problem in the early grades, but this book does allow a discussion to take place if this is seen as an issue. The slight story and the artwork are not exceptional. This is an additional purchase.

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Recommended (additional)- Lillian Hecker (PEL)



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