Knot Cannot

Dial. Apr. 2020. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780735230804.
PreS-Gr 1–In this tongue-twisting tale, a knot of rope and a snake discover what they are capable of. Knot admires all the things Snake can do, such as swim and slither. But when Snake is suddenly faced with a situation it cannot handle, Knot steps in to help. Lowery’s use of bold text, bright colors, and cartoon-style illustrations complement the whimsical wordplay. With its repetition, consonance, and homophones, this tale is a fun way for students to build word comprehension.
VERDICT This humorous read-aloud will help young readers untangle some tricky vocabulary words and teach them valuable lessons about finding confidence in one’s abilities.

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