Author:  Chris Tougas Copyright Date:  2007

A child pleasing story from Chris Tougas.  Mechanimals has an imaginative plot, fun characters and creatures and enjoyable and vibrant pictures.  This picture book would make an excellent addition to your K-8 library.  It would be useful for both pleasure reading and instruction.  An excellent piece for teaching story structure, expanding an idea and using repetition for plot development.

CM Review
Rating: #1(Highly Recommended) ✓    #2        #3         #4 (not acceptable)

Interest Level:  Grade picture book  1-3        Reading Level:  Grade 1-3

Curriculum Area: Language Arts

Theme(s) Topic(s):  Humour, response to disaster, making the best of things, working to make things happen

This book would be suitable for:    ✓ Lit Circles  ✓  Kit   ✓ Materials Read-Aloud (Gr.) 1-6

Shining Willow nominee 2009


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