Reviewed by First Grade Students -
The Easter Egg Farm is a well written fictional story. The story takes place at the house of Mrs. Pennywort, a strange looking lady with a very long neck. She has five hens, one named Pauline. Whenever Pauline tries to lay a plain egg, her eggs come out looking like whatever she sees. The other hens make fun of her for being different. Some of our favorite eggs she lays are the Mona Lisa egg, the Starry Night egg, and the ballerina egg. We also liked that Pauline’s chickens grew up to look like the egg they hatched out of. We think it would be cool if chickens could really do that! From the story we learned that it’s okay to be different and being different can be cool! At the end of the story Pauline closes her eyes and concentrates on nothing and lays a plain white egg. Her dream finally came true! This is a fun story to read at Easter time or anytime of the year!
Naughty Mabel is a very funny picture book. Mabel is a wild, sarcastic French bulldog. For example, she says she lives in a “humble abode” but really she lives in a mansion. The problem is she is also VERY naughty! She does lots of bad things and is quite a troublemaker. For example, she turns a portrait of a woman into a painting of a French bulldog while her parents aren’t home. We thought it was also hilarious when she runs across the table with a turkey on her head. Not only does she crash that dinner party, but she also crashes a giant party at her parents’ house with many fancy guests. We really laughed at the part when she starts feeling something funny and then lets out a HUGE fart! Gross! It is a really funny book and we can’t wait to read the second one!