Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mrs. McGee’s Coconut

Allia Zobel Nolan
Illustrations by Peter Cottrill

Mrs. McGee likes to do things her own way. After purchasing the big, brown, hairy coconut, she is offered help to open it, but no, she knows she can do it herself. That is when the adventure for Mrs. McGee and her coconut begins. The rhyming text and full-page color illustrations set the scene for every next event. This is not a book to be read quietly, the action phrases, and the bolded words invite inspiring reading. Small children will enjoy the quick, comical adventures of Mrs. McGee and her uncooperative coconut. In the end though, the coconut does not win, and Mrs. McGee may begin a new adventure. This would be an excellent addition to kindergarten through first, and possibly second grade classes. It should be read with great expression.

BIBLIO: 2009, Tiger Tales, Ages 4 to 8, $6.95
REVIEWER: Debby Willett
FORMAT: Rhyming Picture Book
ISBN: 978-1-58925-414-5
REVIEWED FOR: Children’s Literature, Online Version, 4/09

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