Monday, February 24, 2014

Scribbles and Ink: Out of the Box

Scribbles and Ink: Out of the Box
By Ethan Long
Blue Apple Books, 2014
Reviewed from NetGalley
Audience: K to 3
ISBN:  9781609053666
Publication Date:  March 11, 2014

When Ink orders some cheese online, Scribbles becomes enchanted by the box and sets out to make something spectacular.  His creation works fine for him, but doesn't work for Ink, so Ink makes it over.  Then it's a fight to see who can make the best creation, when the box is finally torn up.  But Scribbles knows how to fix this situation and make them both very happy.  Another great easy reader from Ethan Long about friendship and working together.

There's so much to love about this adventure between Scribbles and Ink.  First of all, kids love playing with boxes.  In fact, I did a whole story time just on boxes and we played with a pile of them at the end.  It's completely relatable.

Also, friends know that feeling all too well when a playdate or project goes wrong and you both say something you wish you hadn't.  But there's always a way to overcome that, like Scribbles did.  And doing a massive amount of online shopping never hurts.

I've got a major thing for buddy books lately and that's got me thinking about the best buddy books for young readers.  I'll be back tomorrow with my picks.

But for right now, think outside the box with Scribbles and Ink.

Happy Reading!

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