Monday, February 20, 2017
How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied
Author Jess Keating was a zoologist before turning to books, and this shines through in the novel. Each chapter starts with truly fascinating facts about animals that I found myself sharing with whomever would listen. Sixth graders love animal books and this nicely mixes that content with adolescent situations.
I loved Ana's voice and think my students will relate to her insecurities and share her mortification at some of the events in the book. There are some laugh out loud moments and Ana has a twin brother, which should appeal to the male readers in my class. Once I see how popular the first book is, I'll decide about adding the other two books to the library.
Posted by Miss K at 12:00 AM