Sunday, July 19, 2009
Barbara Worton's Too Tall Alice ~ Reviewed
Too Tall Alice
by Barbara Worton
Great Little Books, LLC
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Alice is tall. Not T-Rex or Empire State Building tall. Just four inches taller than the other girls in her class, and Alice is worried.
FOUR INCHES! That’s a lot of inches taller than everyone else. Her mom says it’s okay to be tall, and her dad says it’s okay to be tall. IT’S OKAY FOR THEM TO SAY THAT. THEY’RE NORMAL!
Alice wishes, really wishes, she was just like everyone else. Then, her dream takes her to the place where the tall girls live, and she sees, really sees, herself for the first time.
Review by Meg, age 9:
Too Tall Alice is a good book. I could not completely understand Too Tall Alice because at first she does not like being tall, and I like being tall. But I like the way the whole book looks handwritten and drawn by hand. And I like how a little basket ball player is hidden in every picture. I think that people who don’t like being different from everyone else should read this book.