#blogbookaday: Roger Is Going Fishing

15 Feb

34740358Summary:  “Roger and his neighbor Emily are heading to the lake to do some fishing. But the city sidewalks are crowded—so crowded that Emily accidentally catches a few things that are decidedly not fish. A small mob starts to chase after her and Roger, but soon everyone discovers that a trip to the lake is just what they needed to cool off.

This zany read-aloud from the author of Roger Is Reading a Book shows readers that sometimes a series of mishaps can turn strangers into friends.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: I really liked this translated story and think it would be best read one-on-one because the illustrations require to to really look to see what little Emily catches on her fishing pole! I love the mixed media illustrations with texture, movement, and the text that follows it’s onomatopoeia sounds.  The text is very simple making it a great read for toddlers and preschoolers, but it can be used to show cause and effect for older students in school as well.

Personal Reaction: I would pair this book Bang by Leo Timmers, a story that came to mind about a chain reaction that makes me laugh like this one did. They are both stories that you have to pay close attention to the illustrations to not miss a beat and repeated readings only mean you see more!

Title: Roger Is Going Fishing
Author: Koen Van  Biesen
Illustrator: Koen Van Biesen
Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 4, 2017

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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