Friday, June 6, 2008

Annie and Snowball and the Teacup Club by Cynthia Rylant

Click here to find this book in the Library Catalog!Annie and Snowball and the Teacup Club by Cynthia Rylant

Illustrated by Sucie Stevenson

Abstract: Annie forms a club for girls who love teacups and other dainty things, but she will always love her cousin Henry and his big drooly dog too.

Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2008.


Kris said...

I love Annie & Snowball (and I've loved Henry & Mudge for years). This is a sweet story, with enough humor to keep kids' interests -- and it's "read-out-loud-able". Meaning, it's language has a nice, natural flow, which is hard to achieve in beg. reader books.

Teresa said...

One of the better stories in this series, but not one of this year's stand-out beginning readers. Unless someone can convince me otherwise here and/or during our January discussion.

Lyndi said...

Annie loves dainty things, so she founds a teacup club so that she can spend time with her dainty friends and have sugar cookies. They get together and enjoy dainty conversation. But even though she is excited about dainty things, Annie loves her cousin and his drooly dog.

This is a cute, engaging story that I enjoyed reading thoroughly. It reminds me very much of my childhood, except that I can't see myself with my arms around a drooly dog, especially then! While this story will appeal mostly to girls, I appreciated the fact that it did have an element of balance. "Annie was dainty, but she was fun, too," is what the book says. It makes it less saccharine-sweet.

art4jewel said...

This is a cute story that would be great to use in the classroom. However, this book would probably go over well with the girls only. I can't picture too many little boys who would be interested in reading about 'dainty' things. :)

I would love to use this book for fluency practice in a small group or one-on-one setting. The mix of dialogue and varied sentence structure would be great practice for beginning readers.

Jessica said...

This book was so adorable. To read of Henry's friendship with his cousin and Annie's father's love for her.
This book series is great for connections - boys can read Henry and Mudge, while girls now have Annie and Teacup.
I would like to incorporate this book in a one-on-one fluency tutoring program or assessing fluency with girls.

Anonymous said...

I have to say that this was not really one of my favorites. I just thought it was too sugary sweet and predictable. I do think, however, that elementary age girls would really enjoy this series of books. They could be used alongside the Henry and Mudge for the boys in the class. I would have to agree with Jessica that this book would be great for practicing fluency.