Tuesday, January 25

BOOK REPORT mable's book looks a lot like lincoln

The Boy Who Looked Like Lincoln
By Mike Reiss

What Mable first-grade teacher Mrs. Wagner says about the book:
"I like this book because it teaches kids that it is okay to be different.  This book helps us to remember that the things about us that make us different are also the things that make us special.  Also, I love the illustrations."

What barnesandnoble.com says about the book:
Benjy has an unusual problem. He looks just like Abraham Lincoln-right down to the wart and beard. Needless to say, his life isn't easy. He gets gifts of Lincoln Logs and stovepipe hats on every birthday. He gets stuck playing Lincoln in every school play-whether he's part of the story or not. And the teasing is unrelenting. When school ends he plans on spending another summer sitting inside alone, but his parents have a surprise. They're sending him to Camp What-cha-ma-call-it-The Camp for Kids Who Look Like Things! Within scenes reminiscent of Bosch and Brueghel, Benjy learns that he's not unusual-he's unique! And when he realizes what's special about himself, it doesn't take long for others to realize it as well. Mike Reiss and David Catrow have created a wonderfully hysterical tale that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt a little different from his or her peers.

Contributed by Karen, Mable campus

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