Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Read Aloud Plan #2
Lovell, Patty. Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon. Illus. David Catrow. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2001.
I also read this book to Grace Anne Strieght. She is a four year old preschooler that my roommate babysits a few days out of the week.
This is a book with a wonderful moral. It is about a girl, Molly Lou Melon who has some unusual and undesirable characteristics about her. For instance she has buck teeth that she can stack pennies on , she has a voice that sounds like a bull frog, and is incredibly short. Molly Lou Melon doesn't mind these characteristics because her grandma has always told her to hold her head up high and be proud. When Molly Lou has to change schools she encounters a bully who attempts to make fun of her for her uniqueness, but she just heads her grandma's advice and things work out in her favor.
I chose this book initially because the illustrations are really cute and fun to look at. It turned out to have a humourous and meaningful story line, which I really like.