Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Poppleton Everyday

Poppleton Everyday. Cynthia Rylant. Illustrated by Mark Teague. 1998. 56 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: Poppleton's friend Hudson was visiting one night.

Premise/plot: Poppleton Everyday is an early chapter book with three stories. In the first story, Poppleton and his friend (his mouse friend) go stargazing. In the second story, Poppleton goes shopping for a NEW bed. (How will he know which bed is the right bed?!) In the third story, Poppleton is talked into going sailing by a friend.

My thoughts: I really enjoyed this one! Poppleton continues to delight. I can't believe I'm only now discovering this gem of a character. My favorite story in this one is "The New Bed."
He lay on his back. He lay on his side. He lay with one leg over the edge. He lay with both legs over the edge. He lay on his head with his bottom in the air. "How many different ways do you sleep?" asked the saleslady. "About twenty," said Poppleton.
"Do you have any books?" he asked.
The saleslady brought Poppleton a book. Poppleton propped up some pillows and read a few pages. The saleslady looked at her watch. "Do you want to buy the bed?" she asked Poppleton.
Text: 5 out of 5
Illustrations: 5 out of 5
Total: 10 out of 10

© 2018 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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