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How to Lose a Lemur, by Frann Preston-Gannon

18230829How to Lose a Lemur
Frann Preston-Gannon
2014 Sterling Children’s Books
ISBN – 9781454911319
Genre – Picture Book
Age – Preschool
4.5 Stars

Everybody knows that once a lemur likes you he is hard to lose. So when the little boy in this book realizes that a lemur is following he goes to great lengths to get rid of him. He walks away, but when that doesn’t work, he gets on a train, and when that doesn’t work he takes a boat! Will he ever be able to lose his Lemur?

The illustrations make this cute book amazing! On every page lemurs are sneaking around trying to follow the little boy, it seems they have grown quite attached. The illustrations are simple and rough around the edges, they include bright colors, and are sure to make kids and adults laugh. I love the ability to build narrative skills in this story. On each page kids can try to guess what will happen next. I also like the pattern that is present, that no matter what, the lemurs can’t be lost. This will help the kids to recognize trends, and improve on their predicting skills. I won’t ruin the ending, but you are in for a sweet treat!

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