Saturday, July 28, 2012
Elections & Worms
Holm, J.L., & Holm, M. (2012). Babymouse for President. New York: Random House
The next book I read was from the Marty McGuire series by Kate Messner & Brian Floca. The first book is Marty McGuire, and I enjoyed reading it in May and then immediately passed it on to Mrs. Lemons to read to her class. In this second book, Marty McGuire Digs Worms! Marty & her best friend Annie work together on a class project for a competition that focuses on helping the earth. After a failed attempt to make paper, Grandma Barb helps the girls with an idea to build a bench to hold worms for their cafeteria. Marty is sure that the worms will take care of all the leftover food so there will be less trash. She doesn't realize that the worms can't eat all of the leftovers for the whole school. Her friends get upset with her when they can't put their food in the bin, and Marty is disappointed in how slowly the worms eat the food scraps. Like Babymouse, Marty also has a "thorn in her side" in Veronica, one of her classmates. Veronica is disgusted by Marty & Annie's project and thinks her petunia project is perfect! Only time will tell if the worm bin wins the competition, and whether Marty has any friends left when it is all over. If you haven't read Marty McGuire, start there, then check this book out! It will be waiting for readers when school starts in August!
Messner, K. (2012). Marty McGuire digs worms! NewYork: Scholastic, Inc.