Sunday, August 19, 2012

Mario Makes a Move by Jill McElmurry

Mario has all these cool moves and thinks he's pretty special.  Until his best friend, Isabelle, isn't impressed.

Schwartz & Wade sent me copy of this children's picture book for review.  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

Mario is a cute little fella that is full of self-importance.  Imagine how embarrassing it must be for him when Isabelle has an even cooler trick and she points out all the animals in the forest have "moves".  Mario and Isabelle work out their differences before the end of the story.

What I liked is how the author added drawings to show the moves.  They are done on lined paper and look like pencil.  You could use this an opportunity for your child to create their own moves and draw them out for you.  It's not just a read the book activity, it could be an art activity too.

Happy reading.

1 comment:

Shan said...

This book certainly sounds like it would be good to teach a little something to kids whom toot their own horns too much. We want kids to have good self-esteem but sometimes they just have a big head. Definitely sounds like this book would of assistance.