Some Birthday!

Title: Some Birthday!

Bibliography: Polacco, Patricia. (1991). Some Birthday!. New York: Simon & Schuster

Short Annotation: A little girl with divorced parents is at her dad’s house for her birthday. The girl worries when she believes her father has forgotten her birthday while in the end, it wasn’t forgotten and she ends up having the best birthday ever.

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Grade Level: K-3

Readers who will like this book: Children who do not live in a traditional family.

Personal response and rating: I though one of my favorites by Patricia Polacco.The story itself was very original. I think the book is relatable to children who have ever felt forgotten or even have divorced parents. Rating: 4

Question: Has anyone ever forgotten a friend’s or sibling’s birthday?

Reading Strategy Connection:

a. Reading strategy: Interactive read-aloud

b: This strategy involves reading out loud to the classroom and stopping periodically to discuss certain pages or ideas.

c: This strategy would work wonderfully with this book because the book has a lot of unpredictability and it is not entirely clear of the story will end. Children can guess how they think the story will page by page.


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