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Heather Tekavec

Autor(a) de Storm Is Coming!

8 Works 894 Membros 35 Críticas

Obras por Heather Tekavec

Storm Is Coming! (2002) 697 exemplares, 7 críticas
What's That Awful Smell? (2004) 66 exemplares, 1 crítica
Different? Same! (2017) 40 exemplares, 5 críticas
Manners Are Not for Monkeys (2016) 33 exemplares, 8 críticas
Stop, Thief! (2014) 30 exemplares, 7 críticas
Wanted! Criminals of the Animal Kingdom (2020) 13 exemplares, 4 críticas
Arnold the Super-ish Hero (2021) 8 exemplares, 3 críticas


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In this clever and charming picture book, a past nominee for the Ontario Library Association’s Blue Spruce Awards, Max, a none-too-swift little farm dog, is proudly tasked by his owner with tracking down the thief who’s stealing the carrots, berries, beans, and cherries.

Max importantly trots off, almost immediately settling on a little blue beetle as the criminal. He chases it from vegetable garden to strawberry patch, from bean field to cherry orchard. He is so convinced the insect is the guilty party that he ignores the glaring evidence before his eyes: the rabbit in the garden, the pig among the strawberries, the goat in the bean field, and the crows in the cherry trees, all evidently filling their gullets.

Each animal is alarmed by Max’s news about the thief. They urge the little dog on in his quest, assuring him they’ll guard their respective areas. Initially, it’s unclear if they are taking advantage of the dog’s slow-wittedness or if they genuinely see themselves as innocent.

Young readers will take pleasure in the dramatic irony of the situation. They know things that this dog does not! Will Max come to his senses, overcome his bias— his obsession with a little blue beetle? Hmm. He’s seemingly incapable.

Can he figure out why the animals are all asleep and their bellies are so distended when he later returns to them after reporting on the beetle to the farmer?

Although I wasn’t crazy about the illustrations, they’re serviceable enough, providing a sense of Max’s busyness and befuddlement. This is a great little text for teaching about making inferences and a wonderful book for underscoring the very human tendency to become too attached to a theory or idea in the face of new information that contradicts it.
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fountainoverflows | 6 outras críticas | Jul 1, 2024 |
I think I enjoyed this one even more than my kids. When her children start behaving like the obedient humans that come to watch them, a frustrated monkey mothers gets creative.
sloth852 | 7 outras críticas | Jan 2, 2024 |
Independent reading level:PK-1st grade
Akporter | 4 outras críticas | Dec 7, 2023 |
Note: I accessed digital review copies of this book through Edelweiss and NetGalley.
fernandie | 3 outras críticas | Sep 15, 2022 |


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