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.


Mary Lee said...

It's probably totally against copyright law, but I'm thinking of making overheads of the photos so they are easier for the whole class to see during read aloud!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your comments. I am so pleased to hear that some of you are thinking of reading MOXY MAXWELL DOES NOT LOVE STUART LITTLE to your classes this year. It would be a great help if you could give me any feedback regarding how you focused your discussion - if indeed you did discuss it - and what sort of response you got.
- Peggy Gifford