by Michael P. Di Gennaro
illustrated by Bruce MacDonald
The Lid is about a trash lid taken by the wind that rolls from Mr. Rooney’s yard all around town. This book is a level G and the words are significantly closer together than in the previously reviewed books. It is for older children that can comprehend the different words without needing the extra spacing for differentiation. The back of the book has a lovely poem in it called The Wind by Christina Georgina Rossetti. It is a very fitting end to the book because the lid is taken for its crazy journey because of the wind. To find out more about the poem visit: The Wind.
The illustrations initially reminded me of the ones seen in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. That book is probably my favorite all time children’s book, or one of them, I have a hard time choosing. The artist expertly portrayed the wind as it took the lid to various locations about town before returning it safely to Mr. Rooney. It always amazes me that simple lines and proper placement of leaning objects can change the entire effect of an image. The illustrations are awesome and if I love them this much children are sure to respond in kind.
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