Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Absolutely Not

Submitted by Ms. Brenda!
Imagine being afraid of everything--where a winding river looks like a snake, an old log looks like a scary dog, and the shadow of a bicycle looks just like a giant! In Absolutely Not by Matthew McElligott, we meet two little bugs named Frieda and Gloria. Frieda is afraid of everything. She never wants to leave her house because it’s “frightening” outside. Gloria isn’t afraid of anything. She loves adventures! One day Gloria comes to visit. She wants to take a walk with her best friend, but Frieda says “absolutely not.” After a little coaxing, Gloria and Frieda head out for a walk. Frieda sees scary images in everything they see--scary things that would love to eat two little bugs right up! Gloria keeps convincing her that it’s only her imagination. When they come to a suspicious looking “tree,” Gloria learns that she must be more careful, and Frieda finally sees something that isn’t just her imagination! Readers will enjoy spotting the scary images on each page as the bugs walk along. Find the “frogs” in a pile of leaves. See if you can find the “someone” watching them as travel across a meadow. McElligott has done a wonderful job of giving us a scare using everyday things found in nature! See this book listed in our catalog

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