Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Book Review - The Boy Who Wouldn't Read
About the Book
In this captivating and hilarious illustrated poem, young readers will meet Robbie, who doesn't like to read. When a sorcerer removes the words from everything around Robbie, confusion results. The boy soon learns that life without reading is nothing to wish for!
My Take on the Book
What would our world be like without words? Think about no street signs, no labels on boxes and cans of food, no labels on medicine, no names on maps, no newspapers, magazines, directions on how to do something or make something run, and of course no books. The list goes on and on.
So this story involves a boy named Robbie who learned the value of learning to read and loving it. He became aware through experiences in the story how the printed word is important in our daily life.
I think parents and teachers will find this story not only fun to read, but a story that has value for discussion purposes. Maybe you can brainstorm your own list of items with words that would not be present in your world. How would you cope with a world without words?
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