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Ferocious Fluffity: A Mighty Bite-y Class Pet By Erica S. Perl

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Back of Book:

Mr. Drake’s second grade class has a new class pet. Fluffity appears to be a cute and docile hamster—but the kids soon discover that she is not the cuddly pet they expected. From the moment her cage door opens, Fluffity becomes FEROCIOUS—biting and chasing everyone down the hall and into the library! Will the class be able to tame this beast and bring peace back to their school?

My Review: This is a fun read aloud to share in the classroom. It is a great reminder story to read before a class gets a class pet. My student’s loved the engaging illustrations and fun faces that Fluffy would make. The text is a in a fun rhyming pattern, that makes it easy for readers to follow along. As a teacher, I am always looking for engaging stories that also teach a lesson. After reading this story, my class discussed the importance of properly taking care of animals. I truly enjoyed this story.

Ages 5 and up

32 Pages     Click Here to find on Amazon

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It’s Monday What are you Reading?

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It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover your next “must-read” book!

  1. This week I reviewed Patience Wright: American Sculptor and Revolutionary Spy By Pegi Deitz Shea great historical book!
  2. I am doing a giveaway for the first time. . I’m doing my first giveaway!!! I am still figuring it out so any feedback would be welcomed.
  3. I will be reading and reviewing Whoosh  this week. 61Cf2nYV1SL._SX385_BO1,204,203,200_
  4. Thank you for reading.
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Patience Wright: American Sculptor and Revolutionary Spy By Pegi Deitz Shea

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Back of Book:

The intriguing story of one of America’s first spies—a woman! Born in 1725 in the American colonies, Patience Wright discovered her talent for art at an early age. As an adult, she joined her sister in a wax-sculpting business and later moved on her own to England. There, Patience became a spy for the colonies, hiding messages in the sculpted busts she sent to her sister’s waxworks in America. Here is the story of a woman who lived an extraordinary life, full of art and intrigue.

My Review:

I was intrigued by the storyline of a female spy. I truly enjoyed learning about the intriguing life  of Patience Wright. This book teaches readers about how she bravely turned her art work into a way to help her country. I can see this being a great story to read when discussing woman’s important roles in the war.  The illustrations in this book are soft and show a beauty in Patience Wright. I would highly recommend this book for any school library or unit study on the Revolutionary War.

40 Pages

Ages 8 and up

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Its Monday what are you reading?

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It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover your next “must-read” book!

I want to thank Jen from Mentor Books for inviting me to link up.

 

 This week I am celebrating #national book week with my class.  I will be spending the week reading books about books.  These are a few of my favorites  That Book Woman By Heather Henson is an amazing story about a boy who learns to read from a woman who brings books up the mountain.

I will also be reading Froggy Goes to the Library By Jonathan London My students love the Froggy books! I think they will truly enjoy hearing this story.

Thank you for reading today.