Monday, May 12, 2014

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie's Summer Vacation by Bill Scollon

Title: Minnie's Summer Vacation
Author: Bill Scollon
Genre: Picture Book, Fiction
Reading Level: Ages 3 to 5

In Minnie's Summer Vacation, Minnie with some help from Toodles finds a way for Mickey, Goofy, Daisy, Pluto, Donald, and herself to all enjoy their chosen summer activities together.  The simple plot and repetition make this book a good read for beginning readers, especially during the summer when it can be easy to forget to work on/retain reading skills.  The focus on outdoor summer activities can also make it a good way to inspire some outdoor play.

Types of Readers Book Might Appeal To & Multiple Intelligence Categories
  • Fans of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • Those that enjoy outdoor activities, especially the ones featured in the book (fishing, hiking, swimming, swinging, digging). (Bodily-Kinesthetic)
  • The use of illustrations to show the different activities the characters choose can be helpful for visual learners. (Spatial-Visual)
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