Tuesday, June 26, 2012

More by I. C. Springman

Magpies like to collect things. This magpie gets more and more until it's just too much. With the help of some mice friends, the magpie purges his collection and is left with just enough stuff.

What I thought: First, I love the sparse text. It gives you time to peruse the illustrations. I can't wait to use this in story time. I know my kids will like to identify all the magpie's stuff and count the nests. The illustrations are lovely. I could look at them again and again. My favorites are something, enough! and Yes, enough.

(Illus. Brian Lies. Houghton Mifflin, 2012)

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