Monday, December 04, 2006

Picture Book - Edwina: The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct

Edwina The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems 2006

So much has already been written or noted about this recent publication of Willems that it is hard to add anything. But, with the holidays of various origins upon us, I say what a great gift it would make to give. Edwina, who is a very likeable and almost mesmerizing dinosaur, makes a community shun the thought she really mustn't be. However, there is one in the community, a Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie, that doesn't like Edwina. He wants his knowledge of dinosaur extinction to be heard and hopes to make Edwina disappear with a poof. Willems provides a book that helps us all learn that being right doesn't mean you will find satisfaction in being right. Great book for preschool age and up and for those that also think being right is more important than letting things be. Plus, Willems book reaches into the heart of most everyone that enjoys chocolate chip cookies. (Spoiler- Has a great ending.)



Blogger daddy d said...

Good endings are good. I have learned from my favor librarian that it is OK to read the last chapter first. Insights are thereby gain early in the reading process.

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