Saturday, February 9, 2019

Wee Reads: The Reptile Club by Maureen Fergus

Ever since Finn was born, and even before then, we would read to him. We wanted to show him reading from an early age. Now he loves us to read the same books, over, and over, and over. But it is the sweetest thing, when he likes to pick out a book and climb into our laps. 

The Reptile ClubThe Reptile Club by Maureen Fergus


There are lots of clubs for Rory to join at his new school, but none seem quite right for him. So when his parents suggest he start his own club about something he loves, Rory knows exactly what it will be: a Reptile Club! He's positive that there are other kids out there who share his passion. He sets up his first meeting and then waits and waits for students to show up. Just as he is about to give up, Rory hears whispering in the hallway and hurries over to see who it is. To his astonishment, it's not his schoolmates who have arrived to attend the first meeting, but a crocodile, an anaconda and a gecko!

Popular, award-winning author Maureen Fergus's playful picture book is perfect for story time, with its laugh-out-loud appeal and clever twist on the meaning of Reptile Club. Loads of intriguing reptile facts are tucked into the story (for example, a gecko has to lick its eyeballs to keep them clean and moist!), making this an excellent choice for a life science lesson on the characteristics of reptiles. The details in Elina Ellis's lively, colorful illustrations encourage children to spend time examining each page. This is also a terrific book for a character education discussion about initiative, or for lessons on personal development and confidently pursuing one's own passions.

Do you like this book?
Yeah because I love snakes and lizards. Snakes go hhhsssss.

What's your favorite part of the book?
Seeing all the reptiles join the club! They were talking to the little boy and then lots of kids joined!
What do you think of the cover?
I like it! I like the snake and the alligator. 

This book is really great actually. The artwork is really cute and the story is great. I think it teaches a lot about not giving up and just being who you are.

He was so sad that no one wanted to join his club, but then a bunch of reptiles came in and started talking to him. Eventually other kids joined and saw how awesome the reptile club is.

Once again the formatting was off due to it being a netgalley book. It was still really cute, just kind of hard to read.

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