Moving to a new home is hard - even when you're a robot.When Edgar Met Cecil is a very cute, and easy to read, picture book about leaving your old friends, having to be the new kid in school, making new friends, and not judging people (or aliens) by what they look like. I really like the message of the story, just because someone looks big and bad, doesn't necessarily mean they are.
When Edgar's family moves to a new town, everything seems strange and scary. The kids look different. They dress weird. They listen to bizarre music. They eat strange food. And the biggest, weirdest looking kid keeps staring at Edgar. What does he want?
As Edgar soon learns, sometimes you have to rise above your fears to make a new friend. And sometimes that friend may be the last person - or alien - you'd expect.
I think I'm going to read this book to my classes (third grade especially, because there will be a new student) during the first week of school. (Maybe we can make some aliens to hang on the wall!)
I really like the illustrations in this book. They are very bright and kid friendly.
I'd like to thank Peachtree Publishers for sending me a copy of When Edgar Met Cecil for review.
Make sure you visit the other stops on the blog tour
Monday, Sept. 2
Blue Owl Reviews (www.blueowlreviews.blogspot.
Tuesday, Sept. 3
Gidget's Bookworms (http://gidgetsbookworms.
Maestra Amanda's Bookshelf (http://maestra-amanda.
Wednesday, Sept. 4
Kid Lit Reviews (www.kid-lit-reviews.com)
Thursday, Sept. 5
There's a Book (www.theresabook.com)
It's About Time, MaMaw (http://itsabouttimemamaw.
Friday, Sept. 6
Boys to Books (www.boystobooks.blogspot.com)