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AWESOME AUTHORS: Book Review: 'Read to Tiger' touts funny characters for kids

Awesome Authors is a summer school creative writing class offered by the Grand Forks Public School District. Laura Knox teaches the class, for students in kindergarten through second grade. Class members participate in writing projects, art proje...

An illustration of "Read to Tiger" drawn by Aspen Thompson
An illustration of "Read to Tiger" drawn by Aspen Thompson, age 7, who was involved in Grand Forks Public School District's Awesome Authors summer school creative writing class.

Awesome Authors is a summer school creative writing class offered by the Grand Forks Public School District. Laura Knox teaches the class, for students in kindergarten through second grade. Class members participate in writing projects, art projects, field trips, and a class blog, which can be found at: www.classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id262314 or by searching Laura Knox Awesome Authors.

Each summer, Awesome Authors students tour the Grand Forks Herald offices. They visit with many Herald staff members to learn about their jobs. This year, the Awesome Authors were invited to write reviews of some of the new and/or popular children's books from their school library. They were thrilled to have this opportunity to share a writing project and the pictures they drew to accompany their reviews.

Accent will be highlighting their book reviews and their illustrations over the next eight weeks. Be sure to check Accent on Books each Sunday for more book reviews and illustrations from our very own area Awesome Authors.

--Awesome Authors teacher Laura Knox and Accent Editor Melinda Lavine

• Book title: "Read to Tiger"

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• Author: S.J. Fore

• Illustrator: R.W. Alley

This book was about a tiger that kept bugging a boy who was trying to read. The boy couldn't read because the tiger was making a whole bunch of noises. The tiger saw that there was a tiger in the book. He jumped onto the couch to read the story with the boy.

I liked this story because the boy was learning and reading and I like to learn and read. My favorite part was when the tiger was making the noises. I think other kids will like this book because it's funny. If kids like to read, they will probably like to read this book, too.

Aspen Thompson, age 7

This story was about a boy that was trying to read his book. A tiger was chewing gum, and growling, and doing Karate like this, "Hi-Yah." The boy said, "Stop Tiger!" The tiger sat to read with the boy.

I liked the story because the tiger was making funny noises. I liked when he was sitting and reading with the boy. I think other kids would like this book because of the funny noises.

*This review was dictated

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Atrissa Gorovhi, age 5

An illustration of "Read to Tiger" drawn by Atrissa Gorovhi
An illustration of "Read to Tiger" drawn by Atrissa Gorovhi, age 5, who was involved in Grand Forks Public School District's Awesome Authors summer school creative writing class.

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