Tuesday, January 6, 2015
#Review:The Story of May by Mordicai Gerstein
The month of May travels to meet her father December, and meets all of her relatives, the other months of the year, on the way.
This book is fun from the very first words. The character May is a young girl who learns the things of Spring. Her Mother April teaches her but soon she becomes lost. She runs into her aunt June whom she finds out that she has a father, December. This sends her on her quest.
I loved how each month is represented with colorful words that suck you in and take you along with the journey. Each character, represented by months, is as wild and precious as the next. The reader learns a little bit about each month as May hops through the year on her pursuit to find her father.
The illustrations for each is done bold and colorful and is described well by the words that have been written.
Although this book is targeted for 4-8 year old's, I feel this book is meant to be for an older child who can read well. The paragraphs are complex and well written. I do not believe younger children that need to be read to would sit long enough. Although, I could see this book used in a shorter study of the months.
Excellent book and deserves 5 stars!
Disclosure: I purchased a copy of this book for my own collections. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon
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