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I read almost every genre & I enjoy venturing into unfamiliar territory. As a library volunteer, I'm constantly bringing home novels. Being a substitute teacher, I read lots of YA & children's books.  


Robinson - Peter Sís
The school is having their costume party and Peter wants to be a pirate like all his friends. They always play pirate together so it seems fitting that they would be pirates together but mother suggests to Peter that he be Robinson Crusoe, the hero from his favorite story. Crusoe is also a great adventurer and braver than any pirate so he decides to be Crusoe and his mother makes him an awesome costume. When Peter arrives at school, Peter’s excitement falls out the window as his friends make fun of him. Peter dashes home and that night as he dreams, Peter discovers an island. Since he is the famous adventurer Crusoe, he makes himself right at home and he knows exactly what to do on this strange island. As the days past, he settles in but as he looks out over the water, he spies something in the water. It is pirates! They are making landfall on his island. He hopes they are friendly pirates. What will happen when they arrive?
I really liked the pictures in this children’s book. Colorful and artsy, they highlight the story. Little Peter looks small amongst the island vegetation and I loved the pictures as he makes friends with the animals on the island. Great book about friendship and being original. I really liked the text font in this novel too.