Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Poetry and friendship: Danitra Brown, Class Clown

Some second through fifth graders had a chance to hear this book of poems this week. If you're looking for a book that shows how a really great friend can make life better, look no further than this sequel to Meet Danitra Brown.

Danitra Brown, Class Clown Danitra Brown, Class Clown by Nikki Grimes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I love that these short rhyming poems create such a strong narrative about friendship and school. They offer a great opportunity to discuss character development. The watercolor illustrations complement the sweetness of the poems, while the rhymes make the narrative as catchy as it is realistic.

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