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MRS. MCGEE'S COCONUT (TIGER TALES)

Author: Allia Zobel Nolan

Illustrator: Peter Cottrill

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Publisher: Tiger Tales, an Imprint of ME Media, LLC, ©2009

Material: hard cover

Summary: Mrs. McGee buys a coconut. She tries to whack it open, and it ends up rolling out the door and into a crazy journey that ends in Madagascar! The journey includes a spotted dog, a motorcycle, and a bowling alley. Just another day in the crazy life of Mrs. McGee! This is a rhyming story about a runaway coconut.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read

Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 6; read yourself:

Interest Level: 3 to 8

Reading Level: 2.7

Age of Child: Read with boys 3 and 5 years old.

Young Reader Reaction: Both of my boys LOVED this book. Mrs. McGee is crazy, and not a boring old lady! It is PACKED with ACTION and crazy fun. We laughed the whole way through! Needless to say, we read this multiple times!

Adult Reader Reaction: I liked the book. The story was fun and well paced, and the pictures were filled with all sorts of things to find. This is just a fun, fun book for both boys and girls. My boys had a blast when we read this book.

Pros: This is a silly, fast-paced, with fun illustrations. It has the perfect zaniness that young kids love.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow or buy. You'll be borrowing it multiple times.

If You Liked This Book, Try: TURKEY TROUBLE   THAT CAT CAN'T STAY   EDGAR, ALLEN, AND POE AND THE TELL-TALE BEETS

Educational Themes: This is a book for days when you need to be silly and laugh out loud.

Notes: The Reading Tub® picked up this book at Book Expo America 2009. There were no expectations of review associated with this book.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, rhyming book, humor

Date(s) Reviewed: March 2010

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