How to Lose a Lemur by Frann Preston-Gannon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
'By the much-loved author of The Journey Home and Dinosaur Farm. Everyone knows that once a lemur takes a fancy to you there is not much that can be done about it. While being followed by lemurs one day, a boy tries hiding up a tree (without luck), disguising himself (without success) and even tries to sail off in a boat to get away from them - only to discover the lemurs snorkeling behind him. Eventually,after climbing mountains, taking trains and going through the air in a balloon, he finally thinks that he has lost them. Or has he? In the process, he has managed to get himself lost, and it is only then that he realizes that the cunning lemurs might just be helpful after all...'
I received this book from Goodreads, first reads.
I was so happy when I had found out I was lucky enough to have won this book. I knew it would be exactly the type of book my class would love. I was not wrong!
All the children loved the story, they were engaged throughout and were waiting to find out what was going to happen. They particularly enjoyed the story as the boy travels up mountains across deserts and seas.
The illustrations throughout the book are very good, they are eye catching and detailed.
Once we had finished the story we talked about our favourite part of it and why we liked it. Many of the children loved the part where the lemurs were snorkeling and laughed a lot.
We also talked about any new words we had learnt from the story, this opened a whole new learning session about the book. We identified that lemur was a new word and talked about what one is, the children also talked about different settings in the book such as a desert and that camels are only in hot places. I think this is a very good book to talk about different terrain.