Saturday, April 3, 2010

Porky and Bess

Porky and Bess. By Ellen Weiss and Mel Friedman. Illustrated by Marsha Winborn. 2010. February 2010. Random House. 48 pages.
Porky and Bess were best friends, but they could not have been more different.
Porky didn't mind a mess. Bess liked things just so.
Porky lived alone. He liked it that way.
Bess had three kittens. Their names were Two, Three, and Bunky. Porky didn't like children much.
Porky is messy. He likes it that way. Don't even think about trying to make him change his ways.
He liked bread that was three days old. He liked to keep it on the kitchen chair.
He liked to take his socks off every day and leave them on the floor. Once a week he picked them up and put them in the wash basket.
Bess' house is perfect. Or she likes to think so anyway! Just like Porky's house makes Bess nervous, Bess' house makes Porky anxious.
Porky was afraid to touch anything. The cups and plates were all lined up, littlest to biggest. There was not a speck of dust on the floor. All the kittens' toys were put away neatly.
While these two friends may not always understand each other, understand why the other is the way he/she is, there is no denying that these two are really best friends. Porky and Bess is a good chapter book for newly independent readers who are just starting to read books with paragraphs.

I liked this one.

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

1 comment:

Peaceful Reader said...

Thanks for this great suggestion. It reminds me a little of David McPhail's Budgie and Boo.