Not the Piano, Mrs. Medley!by Evan Levine, S. D. Schindler
After several false starts, Mrs. Medley, loaded with gear, sets out for the beach with her grandson Max and her dog Word.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyPW praised the ``endearing contrast of personalities'' in this tale of an overprepared grandmother's trip to the beach with her grandson. Ages 4-7. (Mar.)
School Library Journal - School Library JournalPreS-Gr 2-- Mrs. Medley, her grandson Max, and her dog Word decide to go to the beach for the day. Things start out normally enough as she packs towels for everyone. However, readers soon find out that Mrs. Medley is quite the overpacker. Each time they leave the house, she makes them return home for items that she says are essential--an umbrella, a Monopoly set, folding chairs and table, bongo drums, an accordion, and more. Max begins to wonder if they will ever get to their destination. When they finally do arrive, the events that end the story are both humorous and pleasing. Readers will laugh at the grandmother's absurdities while at the same time feeling sorry for Max. Schindler's cartoonlike illustrations perfectly portray the lighthearted mood and humor of the story. The cheerful watercolor drawings are truly expressive. Max's rapidly alternating feelings are clearly shown as is his grandmother's unique personality. Levine's text and Schindler's pictures work hand in hand, making this a fun book that children will enjoy as well as relate to, as who doesn't know at least one Mrs. Medley. --Rachel Fox, Port Washington Public Library, NY
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