Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Over at the Castle

Ashburn, Boni. Over at the Castle. Illustrated by Kelly Murphy. Abrams Books for Young Readers: 2010. ISBN: 9780810984141.

The setting is a kingdom in Medieval times. It tells about the different kinds of people and the types of jobs that they have. There are also two mischievous dragons and the soldiers are assigned to keep an eye on them in case of any unexpected tricks. The illustrations were done by Kelly Murphy, in bright paint, and were interesting to look at. This book had colorful pictures and fun, rhyming dialogue, therefore I enjoyed reading it. The paintings were nicely done and also comical, which I particularly liked a lot. The book has a promising storyboard for young children. I recommend this book for preschoolers through first graders. The pictures and rhyming are definitely best for young readers. I'm sure they would mostly enjoy the fun paintings.
M.L. St. Pius X School, 7th Grade

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