Friday, April 14, 2017
#Review: Katie Woo and Friends by Fran Manushkin #ChapterBooks #Multicultural #AtoZBlogChallenge #K
Katie Woo loves playing with her friends JoJo and Pedro. They do everything together, from losing teeth to looking for ghosts. Even when they argue, they always make up in the end. After all, there's nothing like a good friend.
Katie Woo and Friends Combines four previously published stories about Katie Woo and her friends, including Boss of the world, The tricky tooth, Goodbye to Goldie, and Katie goes camping.
This book is meant to be for an emerging reader. I would say probably late KG-2nd grade. It is a simple chapter book divided into individual stories. The book has large lettering which would help a child who may be struggling with reading.
The whole premise of the book is being friends, learning to be a good friend and accepting each other as they are. This is a cute read that highlights multicultural children. Although Katie Woo is the star in each chapter and how she relates to her friends, It was also fun to see each of the individual characters and how they related to one another.
I will caution parents who purchase this book for their children. There is one chapter in the book that deals with the death of a pet. The chapter is well done but it may be a sensitive subject for some children and may need pre or post discussion. However, the chapter does not take away anything from the book.
Look below for some activities that can be done with the reading of this book.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The views here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~M.M. aka Naila Moon
Activities to go along with this book (Need parent help):
1. The last four pages of the book offer two activities. Scrapbooking and Treats.
2. Set up a tent in your backyard and have a backyard camp out.
3. Take a photo of you and friends (make enough for everyone). Make a frame out of popcicle sticks and decorate it with markers, glitter, etc. Glue the photo to the back.
4. Get some pens, markers, and paper. Write a letter to the Tooth Fairy thanking her for leaving you something after taking your tooth. Draw pictures for her too.
4. Make friendship bracelets out of yarn for each of your friends.
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