Tuesday, May 11, 2010

LaRochelle, D. (2007). The end. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books.

This backwards fairytale, that begins with “They lived happily ever after”, will intrigue children as they find out how the end came to be. Children will laugh at loud and they discover a ticklish dragon, a hundred bunny rabbits, and a temper tantrum-throwing giant. There is repetition of the word “because” and as it is read aloud, younger children will be able to “read” with the story. The entire story is backwards, including the title pages, and the copyright pages. The End can be used as an interesting way to talk to students about the parts of a book, and even the parts of a story.

Highly Recommended ****

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