My Hometown is about a little boy who is riding his bike and finds a magical newspaper called the Hometown Gazette. The main character gets teleported into the past. He looks at different people and places near the Town Hall. The boy is going further forward into time as the book progresses. The pictures go from horses to buggies to cars.
This book is different because it has only a few words until the end when the Author describes all the pictures. At first, I just think the back was the author’s note and I didn’t want to read it. The author tells the story through pictures. I love the illustrations and how they went forward in time.
Overall my favorite part was how the pictures were colored like photographs from that time. I think this book would be amusing to kids ages 7-11 who are curious about their city’s past. You have to really study, pay attention, and see what’s different in the pictures. Some kids might just flip through the book and not notice. If you look in your past, you will find something interesting. It was an educational book about looking in the past.
|Author||Russell Griesmer • Priscilla Wong, Illustrator|
|Page Count||40 pages|
|Publisher||Capstone Young Readers|
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