Genre- Fantasy

Title: Chester’s Waychesters-way1

Author: Kevin Henkes

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Date: 1988

Age Level: Primary(K-2)

Summary: “Chester and Wilson share the same exact way of doing things, until Lilly moves into the neighborhood and shows them that new ways can be just as good.”

Strengths: I thought this was a really cute book. I liked the topic of this book because so often we hear young children talk about how they only can have on best friend. This book shows students they can have more than one friend. I love Lilly’s personality and the fun she brings to Chester and Wilson. I thought the illustrations were great and there was a great use of white space.

Concerns: I worry that this book doesn’t show students that it is okay to be individuals. I think that is very important to show students to be who they are and not be followers.

Classroom Use: This would be a great book to read to a class that is having clique problems or when a new student comes to the class. The book is also just a great read to have in the classroom available to students.

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Published in: on March 11, 2009 at 3:28 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Although the characters are animals, the situations are realistic, so I would not consider this fantasy.


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