Monday, August 12, 2013

It's Monday... August 12

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Locomotive is a nonfiction picture book at its best: beautiful artwork, interesting historical topic, an explosion, and tips on going to the bathroom on a train in the late 1800s.

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I am so excited that Brian Floca will be visiting my school this fall. 

The 5sters and I loved reading this out loud together. The only problem with reading this one out loud was that The Bud kept wanting me to re-read parts he thought were funny slowing us down.

Follow Liesl Shurtliff on Twitter: @LieslShurtliff

Fabulous nonfiction in graphic novel format!

Book Description:
"The true story of three scientists who risked their lives for research that forever changed the way we think of primates...including ourselves."

I fell in love the artwork of Chris Sickels (Red Nose Studio) when I read Here Comes the Garbage Barge, so I was delighted to see another book filled with his fabulous puppets.


  1. Locomotive is going on the to-read list right away!

  2. Ooh! I loved The Dirty Cowboy. Read it to my 6th graders after I found out it was banned at a school in PA last year.

  3. I ordered Primates for my collection after seeing to many bloggers loving it. I can't wait until it comes in! Have a great week!

  4. I had heard Primates was very good, so it is good to see another great review of it. Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a great reading week!