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Summary: Wordsworth, a mouse, liked to write poetry, even when his friends didn't think it was cool. During a storm, Wordsworth was able to make everyone feel better through his poetry. His writing inspired his friends and changed their way of thinking. This is a picture book about poetry and being open to new things.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book, learning to read
Recommended Age: read together: 5 to 9; read yourself: 8 to 10
Interest Level: 4 to 9
Age of Child: Shared with children 7 to 10 years old.
Young Reader Reaction: We liked the book. Even though Wordsworth was different, at the end, people treated him like he was "normal." We also liked the "butterfly" rainbow. Even though I selected it for them, the kids wanted to read it again right away.
Adult Reader Reaction: This was a good book for sensory images. We made lots of connections. It also has a great moral.
Pros: This is a fun book. The kids enjoyed it and were very enthusiastic.
Borrow or Buy: Buy! The kids loved it. There is a lot you can do with this book, from exploring writing and poetry to sensory images.