I, Bruno

Author:  Caroline Adderson Copyright Date:    2007
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Caroline Adderson has written an imaginative and humourous story, in I, Bruno.  It features a young boy and his family as he walks through life, school and everything.  Adderson portrays children and adults in positive relationships and deftly interweaves characters from visible minorities in varied non-stereotypical roles.  She uses simple but effective vocabulary and structures which are suitable for the intended early reading audience.  I found this book laugh out loud funny and my son enjoyed it equally well.
Any single chapter would make an excellent read aloud to look for how the author finds ideas, how she expands on a single idea to create a chapter.  Learners could look for how the author makes us laugh and learn from her use of description and conversation within the story.

CM Review

Publisher Info

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

Interest Level:  Grade 2-4                Reading Level:  Grade 2-4

Curriculum Area: Language Arts

Theme(s) Topic(s):  Humour, Family, Where ideas come from, making connections

This book would be suitable for:  ✓ Lit Circle  ✓  Kit   ✓   Materials Read-Aloud (Gr.) 2-4

Shining Willows Nominee 2009

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