Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Bean Dog and Nugget is a Funny Early Reader

Here I go again, giving you a graphic novel for an early reader.  But this one is sooooo funny, you wouldn't want to miss it .... would you?  This is a critical time to get kids excited about books and have them think of themselves as readers.  Why not give them a book where the chuckles abound!

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Title:       Bean Dog and Nugget: The Ball

Author:   Charise Mericle Harper

Target:     Kindergarten - Grade 3

Series:     Yes

What this book is about: 
Bean Dog and Nugget are friends  Bean Dog is having a little trouble sharing a ball, but when he finally decides to throw it to Nugget, it lands in an evil bush.  The two have to figure out how to get it out and they are not always on the same page, But really the fun of a friend is figuring it out together!

Why I love this book: 
Ok, I am going to start with the problems in this book, but fear not and keep reading.  The pictures in this story are a little too simplistic and the action sequences are a little slow, but the dialogue is priceless.  The camaraderie between these two friends is a little like a sarcastic Elephant and Piggie.  They bicker, they negotiate, they come together - just like our kids, only funnier.  

Who this book is for:
It is a graphic novel, so it goes without saying (but here I am saying it) that there are pictures on every page.  Vocabulary is not difficult so early readers should feel confident.  

Final thoughts: 
There are parts of this book that make me laugh no matter how many times I read through this story.  The whole sequence of “Are you thinking what I’m thinking?” is just genius.

To Purchase this book:
Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: Bean Dog and Nugget: The Ball  A portion of each purchase goes to support this blog at no cost to you.

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