Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

Bella’s Boat Surprise (My 1st Graphic Novel)


Bibliographic Information:  Bella’s Boat Surprise (My 1st Graphic Novel).  Written by Christianne C. Jones and illustrated by Mary Sullivan.  Stone Arch Books.  c., 2010.

Reading Level:  5 and up

Synopsis:  Bella is excited about her first boat ride and is imagining what type of adventures she will have.  When she realizes it is a motor boat, she gets disappointed and is not excited about her boat ride anymore.  Bella changes her mind when she tries something for the first time.

Rationale for Classroom Use:  This book would be good to use to introduce students to graphic novels.  The beginning of the book has a description of how to read a graphic novel and different parts of a graphic novel.  It could be used to introduce reluctant readers to comic books.

Common Core Connection:  This could be used to introduce students to various text types.


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This entry was posted on June 8, 2013 by in Beginner Readers/ Early Readers and tagged , , .

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