This is the most wonderful read-a-loud book. The rhyming, illustrations and humor keep children engaged! I love the educational touches in this book such as the phonetic sounds for pasta names and spaghetti recipe! I checked out the authors website and she has great extension activities to do with students as well. The possibilities on how to incorporate this whimsical story into the perfect early elementary classroom are endless. I am so impressed and cannot wait for more adventures with Charli!
Fun, Entertaining, and a Little Educational! I bought this book for my good friend's daughter, Charli, since the main character's name is also Charli. They also both have curly hair and love pasta. The rhyming story is beautifully illustrated with so many fun details. It's especially entertaining to read aloud. And I learned quite a bit about all the different types of pasta. Who knew??
Delicious bites of sweet illustrations and great verses! This book is so much fun, each page offers delicious bites of sweet and wonderful illustrations and great verses. I love pasta and this book too! Both the illustrator and the author did a fantastic job, I'm looking forward to their next books. I highly recommend it, there is a lot of fun waiting for you.
I received an electronic copy from Story Monsters, Inc. A great read aloud choice for families or classes. Readers of all ages will relate to times when kids only want to eat one thing. This story is told from the child's perspective as Charli takes readers through all the types of pasta she loves to eat. Rhythmic text and brightly colored, highly detailed illustrations pull readers in to be part of the fun and feasting. Grant even works in pronunciation guides for some of the pastas. I could easily see children dancing along as this book is read. Love the two-page spread of pasta types and definitions at the end. A useful tool for adults too.