By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 29, 2009
by Cynthia Rylant (Author), Mark Teague (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 4-8, Scholastic Level 3: 700-1500 words
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Cartwheel Books (February 1, 2009)
What to expect: Animals, Pigs, Camping
This series came highly recommended to me by many parents. Before even reading a book from the well-liked Poppleton series I knew it was going to be good based on it’s influential author and illustrator team: Cynthia Rylant is the winner of a Newbery Medal for her novel Missing May (1993), Mark Teauge is a best-selling illustrator. What more could you ask for?
Poppleton in Spring contains three short stories perfect for the blossoming season: Spring Cleaning, The Bicycle, and The Tent. Using easy words and simple plots Cynthia Rylant manages to provide a character with a charismatic depth that children will appreciate. Each story about Poppleton contains its own good-humored antic which enables Mark Teague to deliver his illustrations and show us what a ‘funster’ he truly is. Very enjoyable!
Add this book to your collection: Poppleton in Spring