I know this is a little late, it’s been a pretty crazy week, but for this week’s It’s Monday What are You Reading post I decided to read three chapter books the first one is Words With Wings by Nikki Grimes, the second book is A Coyote Solstice Tale by Thomas King and the third book I read was Love You, Soldier by Amy Hest.
Words with Wings Nikki Grimes was an interesting book about a little girl named Gabriella. This little girl is a daydreamer and that is all she ever does. Her dad and she would daydream about many fun adventures and her mom didn’t like that she would always tell them to stop daydreaming. Their parents eventually split up and Gabby and her mom have to move to a new town and Gabby has to go to a new school and make new friends, which she is nervous about. At her new school she always got in trouble by her teacher because she was constantly getting caught daydreaming and not paying attention in class so she tries absolutely everything to not daydream. One day she succeeded and her teacher noticed and he didn’t really like that so he told her to keep daydreaming but to pay attention at the same time. It was an alright kind of book there wasn’t much plot twists or actions in this book so I personally wouldn’t read it again.
The second book I chose was A Coyote Solstice Tale by Thomas King. This book is about a coyote who lets a little girl come into his house and he feeds her and lets her take a nap on his couch then he eventually realizes she’s probably lost and goes back to retrace the steps and the end up at the Mall! He goes on a “shopping spree” but when it comes to paying he doesn’t have any money so he has to leave everything behind. I liked this book it was cute.
The last book I read was Love You, Soldier by Amy Hest, this was a very sad book about a seven year old girl whose dad gets sent off to war and it is just her and her mom at first then her mom’s friend moves in with them and she is pregnant and the little girl has to walk in the blizzard to find the nearest hospital when the mom’s friend is ready to have the baby. The ending is really sad because they get a letter in the mail with stars on it which meant that her father had died in the war.