Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Creaky Old House by Linda Ashman

(Subtitle: A Topsy-Turvy Tale of a Real Fixer-Upper)
Until the day the doorknob breaks, the family likes their house just fine. But oh what a fuss when the doorknob refuses to be fixed and requires not a screw but a whole new house.

What I thought: I've been a fan of Ashman since I read her Stella, Unleashed. This wasn't a disappointment. A rollicking, rhyming narrative about a family and their house. The text has real rhythm. a great read aloud. Older readers (school age) will probably appreciate it more than preschoolers.
(Illus. Michael Chesworth. New York: Sterling, 2009)

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