One of the best picture books that I have read this year. Kate Hosford has created a wonderful story about a little girl who looks at the stars and wonders about something that can go last forever. Gabi Swiatkowska's illustrations are equally brilliant as well.
My second graders love Freddie Ramos. I think some of them may be dressing like him on our Book Character Day this Wednesday. I have read the first two books in the series to my class and they are itching for the next book. My students easily relate to Freddie and the triumphs and challenges in his life. This is a terrific series for late first grade/second grade readers.
We're beginning a unit on elections this week and this new title will be a big help. The narrator and her classmates are excited about the upcoming election. Several children take turns mixing history and their personal connections to voting to help illuminate readers as to why this is such an important day.