My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I can see Harrison P. Spader as a student in any one of my K-5 classes so as a result I couldn’t help but laugh out loud while reading this. Especially as it pertains to our time together on the story rug in the library. Students draw in as near as humanly possible as not to miss even one second of the book as the story unfolds. They are close to each other and to Mrs. Carter. In which case, I think this might be a good choice as a beginning of the school year read-aloud when we talk about our expectations on the rug. How close is too close to sit next to a friend? How much space do we leave for Mrs. Carter? How do we give each other space and make storytime an enjoyable experience for everyone on the rug? Well, Harrison’s dad gave him a tip that might really do the trick. He taught him the Space Saver and it goes like this: “Arms out front then out real wide. Now place your arms back by your sides,” and “if you can do the Space Saver without touching anyone, you have left a good amount of space.” I may just give this a try and will have to update you when I do.
Christianne created a story that I think our students will relate to and enjoy. It was already on my book order for the 2019-2020 school year because our students like to read the books Cale Atkinson writes and or illustrates but now that I’ve read one of Christianne’s books, I’ve got Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker on order too.
Christianne Jones | https://www.capstonepub.com/consumer/authors/jones-christianne-c/
Cale Atkinson | http://www.cale.ca/
Book Excursion | PLN Group of Rockstar Reading Educators| #BookExcursion