George O'Connor Sally and the Some-Thing

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Sally and the Some-Thing

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Stuck at home with her mom and her new sibling, Sally heads for the swamp with her fishing pole and bike. What she discovers, in the form of a slimy, slithery Some-Thing, is a new best friend. Mud pies, burping contests, snail racing--and sensational, eerily beautiful artwork deliver plenty of kid appeal.

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George O'Connor is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture book Kapow! as well as its sequel, Kersplash! He makes his home in a wooden shack in the middle of a swamp in Brooklyn, New York

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PreSchool-Grade 3–When Sally, armed with her fishing pole, goes to the pond, she isnt expecting a big, green, slurpy, slithery Some-Thing several times her size to crawl out of the murky water. She takes it all in stride, however ('COOOL! said Sally), feeling confident that whatever this thing is, it will not be boring. At first the two have a difficult time finding a game to play together: ...the Some-Thing wasnt very good with crayons. The tea party was a disaster. And the less said about the bicycle, the better. Sally didnt particularly enjoy her new friends favorite things, either. Finally, the two manage to invent a few new activities that they both can enjoy, and they have a terrific afternoon together. Bright, clever cartoon illustrations charged with an amusingly dramatic atmosphere set the stage perfectly for the dry humor of the text. Occasionally the words get lost in the bold illustrations, making reading aloud a little difficult, but the fun story is more than worth the effort. The snappy text and comic pacing make this an ideal read-aloud for generating laughs from the preschool set as well as elementary-aged kids. This friendship story is a treat for any library.–Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA
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