Thursday, July 12, 2007
Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little by Peggy Gifford
Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little by Peggy Gifford was a suggestion I got from A Year of Reading. I am so glad I finally read it because I did love Moxy just as much as Franki said I would. I kept waiting for it to come to my library, but it was on a waiting list, so I decided to just purchase the book. GREAT IDEA!
I love the character of Moxy because she so reminds me of myself. I like to do what I like to do, when I like to do it. Moxy can think up 20 things to do "in-between" doing 20 things. Moxy is also very good at bossing around. --Love that. Also, Moxy Maxwell is a synchronized swimmer. I always wanted to be one of those. (There was a documentary on PBS just last night about synchronized swimming) I feel I may have even been the same way about Stuart Little when I was Moxy's age. I can't remember exactly but I am pretty sure my mom kept telling me I would like it and I kept putting it off. Then when I read it, I loved it.
I would be very remiss if I did not mention Valerie Fisher, the illustrator of the book. Her illustration are actually in the form of photographs. They really make the book. Excellent idea.
The book is a quick read, one bath time for me. Check it out! I will be reading it to my class this year.