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Book Review of "Pencils on Strike"

When you aren't quite sure what you want to write about, but you know you need to, you write about the thing you do... children's books. So I went to check out some books on amazon and wanted to give a quick review from my perspective.

"Pencils on Strike" by Jennifer Jones

Initial Pre-Read Reaction: I am excited to read this. I love the cover and the illustrations are captivating. I have high hopes for what I'm about to read. Jennifer, please do not disappoint!

Actual Review Post-Read: Okay, my absolute favorite component of this book is the illustrations. They are eye-catching and so well done! Kuddos to the max on those!

My biggest critic is that the rhymes didn't always just roll of the tongue, but neither do all of mine and I don't call that a deal breaker. I am a sucker for rhyming books and I'm impressed with the rhymes Jones used.

It is a cute story and a great book for teachers to have and use on the first day of school. This outlines ways to be respectful of our supplies, which we know kids don't always think about. But on a deeper level, this addresses acknowledging the things in our every day world and being kind and appreciative. There is also a subtle discussion about standing up for yourself, sharing your feelings and setting boundaries in relationships. I think we all could use a little more of these healthy habits.

That's a beautiful lesson and discussion to have with kids, in a fun and light way!

Would recommend for: Classrooms

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

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