Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson's Blackboard

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Book Review - I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson's Blackboard

I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson's Blackboard
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About the Book
Rose’s teacher gives stars for spelling and neatness and giving the right answer, but Rose can’t manage to do any of those things right. Will she ever get a star from Mrs. Benson?

Rose is a distracted and creative soul. She does her best at school, but sometimes her mind wanders, and she answers the wrong question. Her reading voice is quiet, not strong and loud. And her desk?—?well, keeping her desk neat is a challenge. When it’s time to make thank-you cards for a class visitor, Rose’s art supplies turn her workspace?—and her?—?into a colorful mess. But her artistic skills shine through in the gorgeous oversize card she creates. Could she possibly get a star after all? A cheerful and empowering picture book for the child whose talents lie in unconventional areas, and those still searching for their strengths.

My Take on the Book
Jennifer K. Mann uses some of her personal experiences in the classroom as a child to write and illustrate this book which you and your child will enjoy reading. 

Sometimes in a classroom, there are children who have talents different from other children. In our story, Rose was a day dreamer. Rose was creative and artistic. She felt there were so many things she could not do well, until one day, the teacher gave her the praise she deserved for being artistic and creative. 

The ending could not have been any better with Rose receiving a special star. You will enjoy seeing how Rose praises her teacher too. The reader can sense that the classroom setting may become a more friendly place for Rose.

This book has a great message for all of us: adults and children.
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