Friday, January 20, 2017
Let Me Finish!
Let Me Finish! by Minh Lê illustrated by Isabel Roxas (2016) #ownvoices
I’ll be honest, I’m not sure this one would work for storytime, but I know full well that what works for me is different than what works for you, so I try and give you enough information to make your own decisions. It might work great for those of you who do voices! This title has really grown on me with multiple readings. All the kid wants to do is finish a book in peace, but is constantly beset by animals just *dying* to deliver spoilers. With a giggle-worthy twist—or two—at the end, this title will resonate with book-lovers of all ages.
Themes/topics: reading, funny, dinosaurs, books
Sample text from three spreads, which switch between text and dialogue bubbles.
[kid] Here we go. I can’t wait to dive in.
[giraffe] “Ooh, I’m in the middle of that book too! That’s my favorite part”
[birds, bear and giraffe] “Don’t you love it when he reaches the top of the mountain—“
[kid ]No! Not this time! This time I’m making it to the end! JUST LET ME FINISH!