Thursday, March 21, 2013

Guppy Up!

Guppy Up!
By Jonathan Fenske
Penguin Young Readers, c2013. 32 pages. Easy reader.

The crazy-eyed guppy in this new easy reader is multi-talented and full of energy. He stops and goes, fast and slow. He "flops in the mud" and "mops in the flood." This is an excellent book for new readers, because it is simply written, and finds humor in word play and rhymes. Guppy is so expressive and silly, and the various scenarios he finds himself in are imaginative. I love Fenske's fun details, like how Guppy is always producing bubbles, even when grocery shopping on land.

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