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Monthly Archives: January 2015

“Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss

SETTING In a car, On a train In a cave, In the rain, In a box, and in a house GENRE Fiction CHARACTERS / SUBJECT MATTER Sam, fox, mouse, goat, an engineer (with the train), and “the guy who doesn’t like green eggs and ham”       PROBLEM, CONFLICT or FAVORITE PART My favorite […]

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“Star Wars: Tatooine Adventures” by Clare Hibbert

SETTING Tatooine, a planet. GENRE Science Fiction CHARACTERS / SUBJECT MATTER C-3PO, Annekin Skywalker, Watto, Sand People, other droids, Jawas, Hans Solo and Jabba the Hutt       PROBLEM, CONFLICT or FAVORITE PART My favorite thing is the podracers because they are so fast. CONCLUSION No real conclusion, “it just tells you about the […]

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“The Lion’s Share” by Matthew McElligott

SETTING In Africa GENRE Folklore CHARACTERS / SUBJECT MATTER Lion, ant, beetle, frog, macaw, warthog, tortoise, gorilla, hippo and elephant       PROBLEM, CONFLICT or FAVORITE PART Everybody except the ant has not nice manners.  Everybody gets cake except for the lion. CONCLUSION The ant makes the lion a cake and the lion shares […]

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“Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken” by Kate DiCamillo

SETTING The sea, the circus, and a land far away. GENRE Fable CHARACTERS / SUBJECT MATTER Louise – She’s a chicken and she’s looking for adventure!       PROBLEM, CONFLICT or FAVORITE PART Louise can’t find an adventure that she likes. CONCLUSION She tells all her chicken friends about sailing on the seas and […]

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“Captain America to the Rescue” by Lucy Rosen

SETTING Superhero City GENRE Comic/Graphic Novel CHARACTERS / SUBJECT MATTER The Citizens, Dr. Doom, Captain America, Sentnel, Thro, Iron Man, Spider Man, Dormammu, Colossus, Human Torch, Hulk and Wolverine         PROBLEM, CONFLICT or FAVORITE PART My favorite part is when Captain America throws his shield and trips Dormammu. CONCLUSION Captain America told […]

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“Aliens Attack” by Lisa Shea

SETTING Superhero city and Villainville GENRE Comic/Graphic Novel CHARACTERS / SUBJECT MATTER Nebula, Abomination, Dormammu, Dr. Doom, Aliens, Silver Surfer, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk and Captain America         PROBLEM, CONFLICT or FAVORITE PART Dormammu broke the shield between the earth and the other planets.  Aliens flew through the hole.  They landed on […]

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“Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit” by Chris Van Dusen

SETTING The baseball field and Randy Riley’s home GENRE Fiction – Short Story CHARACTERS / SUBJECT MATTER Randy Riley, Mom, Dad and Randy’s baseball team         PROBLEM, CONFLICT or FAVORITE PART My favorite part was when the robot took the chimney off of the old, abandoned mill and walked over to where […]

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“Star Wars Blast Off!” by Tall Tree Ltd.

SETTING Space GENRE Fantasy Fiction CHARACTERS / SUBJECT MATTER Anakin Skywalker, C-3PO, R2-D2, Obi-Wan, Yoda, Padme, Jar Jar Binks, Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, Darth Vader         PROBLEM, CONFLICT or FAVORITE PART I liked Anakin’s form when he held his light saber. CONCLUSION We met all of the characters. RATING BOOK REVIEW BY […]

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“National Geographic Kids: Frogs” by Elizabeth Carney

SETTING By the water and in the forest GENRE Non-fiction CHARACTERS / SUBJECT MATTER It is just all frogs and a toad       PROBLEM, CONFLICT or FAVORITE PART My favorite part is the little frog called the Terribilis, “the terrible one”.  It has poison to kill 20,000 mice.  Whoa! That’s a lot! CONCLUSION […]

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“Snow Dog Marley” by Susan Hill & John Grogan

SETTING Outside in the snow GENRE Humor/Short Story CHARACTERS / SUBJECT MATTER Marley, Cassie, Baby Louie, Mom and Dad         PROBLEM, CONFLICT or FAVORITE PART My favorite part was when Marley eats the soup! CONCLUSION Marley eats the soup! RATING BOOK REVIEW BY “Ronan” age 4

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