Saturday, January 25, 2014

Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Jake Hatches a Plan Book Review

Title: Jake Hatches a Plan
Author: Melinda LaRose
Genre: Picture Book, Fantasy
Reading Level: Ages 3-5
Curriculum Subject: Math

Jake and the Never Land Pirates practice the Pirate Pledge about helping out when someone’s in trouble when they help out hummingbirds in the book Jake Hatches a Plan.  This book is written in the picture reading style, which uses pictures for some of the words in the sentences.  This can make it a good book to encourage kids first learning to read to participate in reading the book.

Some of the pages in this book feature prompts in the bottom right corner that encourage increased interaction with the book and looking more closely at the illustrations.  Most of these prompts are about counting certain objects on the page, which makes this book useful for learning/practicing counting.

Types of Readers Book Might Appeal To & Multiple Intelligence Categories
  • Fans of Jake and the Never Land Pirates and/or pirates in general
  • The use of picture reading and the prompts that encourage taking a closer look at the illustrations can make learning to read more appealing for visual learners. (Spatial-Visual)
  • The prompts also encourage counting and problem solving. (Logical-Mathematical)
  • Those interested in nature, especially birds, may enjoy the main plot about helping the hummingbirds. (Naturalistic)
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