Wednesday, February 10, 2016

BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Linda Joy Singleton

Title: Cash Kat
Author: Linda Joy Singleton
Illustrator: Christina Wald
Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
Ages: 4-8


Gram quickly folds up a pirate hat and places it on Kat's head to begin a mission to help clean up the city park. Volunteering turns into a treasure hunt as Kat uncovers money as she works her way through pennies, nickels, dimes and more. As Kat learns to count her money, will she spend it on ice cream or a good cause?

Why you should read it:

There is a big surge among publishers lately to provide quality nonfiction picture books for the educational market.  Author Linda Joy Singleton has written an environmentally aware book and added cash counting in an attempt to support some Common Core areas. While some educators might find a use in their classroom for this picture book, others might struggle to find the true connection between these two topics. Simple illustrations accompany this story and back matter provides additional environmental information or simple math worksheets. Might be worth checking out if you're looking to add to your environmental science or math curriculum.

Like-o-meter Rating scale**: 3 out of 5...take it or leave it.

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 5 out of 5...grab it!

 4 out of 5...think about it.

 3 out of 5...take it or leave it.
 2 out of 5...maybe not for you.

 1 out of 5...forget about it!

Blurb: Addie comes from a long line of readers or "story catchers" as her family likes to call themselves. Every time Addie tries to catch a story on her own the wiggly words play tricks on her. She tries different ways to make those words sit still but it will take a little faith for Addie to become the next STORY CATCHER.

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