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Sew What?, by Glen A. Penrod | Dedicated Review

Review sponsored by Glen A. Penrod
The Children’s Book Review | April 18, 2018

Sew What?

Written by Glen A. Penrod

Illustrations by Kelly Echevarria

Age Range: 4-8

Paperback: 46 Pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 978-1981494606

What to expect: Working Together, Playful Words and Language

Sew What? is an illustrated picture book that showcases the enjoyment that can come from working together. Filled with plenty of one-syllable words, it is ideal for beginner readers. Author Glen A. Penrod has dedicated the book to children everywhere that are ready to unlock the power and wonder of reading.

As a girl begins to sew with her needle and thread, and a boy begins to saw a ship from wood, a fun play on words arises between spelling and meaning: see vs. sea, sew vs. so, saw vs. saw. As the girl continues to sew a blue sheet and the boy’s wooden ship takes shape, the two projects seem singular but when combined create a collaborative and enjoyable ending to the tale.

Penrod’s easy text has great cadence and repetitive phrasing that nudges readers along through each short sentence. Sew What? also encourages readers to consider word tense. The boy and girl are illustrated in an adorable anime style and they, along with their big eyes, take center stage against the simple white background. The white space also allows for the bold black text to stand out easily, and the large size of the text is another bonus for beginner readers.

Well-suited for beginner and emerging readers in kindergarten through second grade, this is a book that would be a perfect fit at home, on a classroom bookshelf or in the book bag of any young learner. A book that is fun and also engages the brain is a winner in our eyes.

Available Here: letsreaditagain.com/sew.htm

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About the Author

Glen A. Penrod

Glen A. Penrod

Glen Penrod is an author and publisher of books and materials for children and learners of English as a Second Language. He holds a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics and has taught English at universities and other institutions in Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and the U.S. He loves learning and teaching languages and traveling to exotic places around the world. When he is not on a plane, on the slopes, in the ocean, on the racquetball court, creating websites, meeting with international friends, trying out new cuisines, or running from public office, you will find him quietly relaxing at home.

Dedicated Reviews allow authors and illustrators to gain prompt visibility for their work. Glen A. Penrod, the author of ‘Sew What?,’ sponsored this non-biased review. Learn more about getting a book review …

Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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