Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Pirate of Kindergarten by George Ella Lyon and Lynne Avril

Reviewed by Miss Dewey at Orenda
Four paw prints.  Ginny loves school.  She especially loves reading and she loves going to the Reading Circle.  But Ginny has a problem.  She doesn't know what is real and what is imaginary.  Ginny sees two of everything.  She sees two of every word on the page, sees two chairs, sees two images on her coloring pages, and sees two teachers.  Unfortunately, she doesn't realize she is the only person in her classroom that is having this problem.  Luckily, there is a school nurse who recognizes Ginny is struggling in school and recommends she see an eye doctor.  Not only does the eye doctor help Ginny see one of everything, but he helps her become a pirate.  Now, Ginny is no longer afraid to visit the Reading Circl,e and school becomes a lot more fun.  I really liked this book.  Not only was the story well told and easy to understand and the pictures were bright and interesting, but the story was about  a child who needs help.  Stories about children with disabilities aren't a common theme in picture books.  To find more books by George Ella Lyon, visit http://www.georgeellalyon.com/ to learn more.

13 comments:

George Ella Lyon said...

I'm so glad you like my book! I was once that little girl, and I hope PIRATE will help kids understand and talk about the different challenges we have.

Thank you for bringing it to your students' attention.

Yours for kids and books,

George Ella Lyon

Michael B.--Mrs. Daly said...

My favorite part of this book was when she crashed into the chair.

Peyton J.--Mrs. Daly said...

I didn't like this book because she had to wear a patch.

Zack L.--Mrs. Daly said...

My favorite part of this book was when she bumped into the chair.

Matthew M.--Mrs. Daly said...

I didn't like this book because it was weird.

Collin K.--Mrs. Daly said...

My favorite part of this book was when she crashed into the chair.

Misty S.--Mrs. Daly said...

My favorite part of this book was when she got the eye patch on her eye.

Jacob L.--Mrs. Daly said...

I didn't like this book because she got a patch.

Amanda T.--Mrs. Daly said...

My favorite part of this book was when she got the eye patch.

Shir'lee B.--Mrs. Daly said...

My favorite part of this book was when she fell over the chairs.

Brian J.--Mrs. Daly said...

My favorite part of the book was when she got an eye patch.

Kira C.--Mrs. Daly said...

My favorite part of this book was when she has an eye patch.

Thomas W.--Mrs. Daly said...

My favorite part of this book was when she crashed into the chair.