July 19

Kid Book Review – Gooney Bird Greene

Homeschool, Musings, Reviews

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Gooney Bird Green is a book about a little girl who moves to a new town and during her first few weeks of school, she tells the children in her class several stories about her adventures.

I read this book out loud to Lucy in one day.  I thought it was funny and Lucy loved it so much that she started to read it again right after I had finished it.

The thing I liked best about this book is how well it described the elements needed for a story and teaches kids how to tell a story and make it interesting.  Another thing I really enjoyed was how accurately the author portrays children of that age.  Anyone who has taught a class of five or six year olds knows how hard it is to get them to concentrate.  I remember substituting for the five and six year olds at church.  I was talking about how some of the apostles were fishermen.  Each child immediately proceeded to tell me how they had once had a gold fish, or that their grandma had made fish for dinner or … you get the idea.  And while this trait is extremely annoying in real life, in the book I just thought it was funny because it was SO true.

I plan on ordering the rest of the books in the series for Lucy for Christmas.  Supposedly they all follow the same trend in teaching elements of literature.

About the author 

Courtney Ahroon

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