Monday, April 26, 2010

Little Pleasures: Small Adventures of Popeye and Elvis

Barbara O'Connor's The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis is another Cybil's book, from the kidlit blog awards. It's a slim book about a boy, Popeye, who earned his nickname when his loser uncle accidentally knocked out his eye with a BB gun. Popeye is a bit timid and bored, and when Elvis and his noisy family arrive in an enormous camper, he's delighted to find a new friend. Both boys eagerly embrace the tiny mystery of the boats they find in the creek, and they have just enough time to solve the puzzle and push Popeye's boundaries open a little bit. It's a cozy read that I'll offer to my kids, especially the one who has been giving himself nightmares with more bloodthirsty fare. B

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