Mario Makes A Move

Mario Makes A Move

Book - 2012
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According to Publishers Weekly in a starred review, this picture book "capture[s] the exuberance of the creative spirit alongside the quirks of a character accepting his limitations." Mario is a squirrel who loves to invent amazing moves, like the Super Looper and Tail, Don't Fail. But though his parents ooh and ahh at whatever he does, his friend Isabelle is not so easily impressed. When she points out that anyone can have a move, Mario must find some other way to stand out.

Sometimes being amazing is hard work, as shown in this zany yet accessible picture book from Jill McElmurry, illustrator of The One and Only Marigold and Little Blue Truck. Young readers will instantly recognize themselves in Mario, as he searches for his one-of-a-kind talent. Here is a hilarious read-aloud that will have little ones oohing and ahhing--and trying out some moves of their own.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9780375968549
Branch Call Number: Z MCE
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.


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LPL_DanC Feb 24, 2016

This is a charming picture book for the older preschool set, about a squirrel whose obsessive pursuit to devise and perfect the ultimate "move" prevents him from getting along with other squirrels. It's a funny story and has a great lesson, but McElmurry's illustrations are the best part of all, full of detail and humor. Any little ones in your life who may be perfectionists, or just like to come up with crazy moves, will enjoy this book.

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