Monday, January 30, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Green
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
On the Go with Mr. and Mrs. Green is not the first installment of the lovely early chapter books about Mr. and Mrs. Green, but it was our first introduction to the likable pair--hence its featured cover.
Along the lines of my beloved George and Martha books by James Marshall, Baker has crafted a funny early chapter book series about two alligators who love each other, have quirky adventures together, and who will delight the newly independent readers in your life. This particular volume touches on the concept of doubling (similar to The Lion's Share), magic tricks and clockwise v. counterclockwise, and inventions (both Mr. and Mrs. Green invent things!). Like the best early chapter books, these work well as independent reads and make great read alouds. The illustrations are marvelous and fill in the text nicely.
Recommended especially for kindergarten and early elementary.
Cover image and publication information from goodreads