#blogbookaday: Lexie the Word Wrangler

13 Mar

31019568.jpgSummary:  “Lexie is the best wrangler west of the Mississippi, word wrangler, that is. She watches over baby letters while they grow into words and ties shorter words together into longer ones; she herds words into sentences, hitches sentences together, and pens them all in to tell a story. But lately, something seems off at the ranch. First the “d” goes missing from her “bandana,” leaving her with a “banana” to tie around her neck, and soon afterward every “S-T-A-R” in the sky turns into “R-A-T-S.” There’s no doubt about it there’s a word rustler causing this ruckus, and Lexie plans to track him down.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: This is an adorable story of wordplay set on a ranch filled with cattle, lariats, boots, hats and, of course, a cowgirl. Lexie is the best word wrangler around – raising baby words, putting words together and creating stories, but when a word rustler starts making trouble, all of Lexie’s hard work may be for naught.

Personal Reaction: Since I reviewed a numbers book yesterday, I thought it was appropriate to share this book today – as I said yesterday, I love picture books that use wordplay to make them fun for kids and adults to read together. This would be a fun story to read and then for kids to work on their own word wrangling or story writing. I love books that can easily lend themselves to extension activities and this definitely works well for that!

Title: Lexie the Word Wrangler
Author: Rebecca Van Slyke
Illustrator: Jessie Hartland
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Publication Date: April 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!


One Response to “#blogbookaday: Lexie the Word Wrangler”

  1. bookwyrmdev March 13, 2018 at 3:38 pm #

    “Word wrangling” — I love the alliteration! Thanks for the recommendation!

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