Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Review: More Parts by Tedd Arnold

Synopsis:

Give me a hand . . . hold your tongue . . . scream your lungs out . . . what's a kid to do if he wants to keep all his body parts in place? Well, one thing is for sure, he'll have to be creative. Like, if you want to keep your heart from breaking, just make sure it's well padded and protected by tying a pillow around your chest. Want to keep your hands attached? Simple-stick them on with gloves and lots of glue. Just be careful not to laugh your head off!

The Elliott Review:

This book continues the drama of what I call "the boy with issues" since he's never named. With this book, student warm up to "the boy with issues" even more, wondering what's going to happen and begging for me to read the next book! The amazing (and at times animatedly gross) pictures keep up the interest, especially of the boys, and the lyrical flow of the rhyming verse is even more engaging. This book is great for adults and children that love word play. I know this is the type of thing my husband just eats up. It would also be an effective way to teach idioms to students.

The a last book in the series is Even More Parts. I have never actually read it, but students who have say that it is just as good as the first two.

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