Lana's World: Let's Go Fishing!

Lana's World: Let's Go Fishing! illus. by Jess Golden. 32p. (Green Light Readers). ebook available. HMH. Jun. 2015. pap. $3.99. ISBN 9780544106598.
PreS-Gr 1—Lana, the imaginative child first introduced in Let's Have a Parade (HMH, 2015), is back. She wants to go fishing, but everyone in her family is too busy to go with her. Undaunted, Lana uses her imagination to turn her bedroom into a lake with her bed as the boat. One by one, the family members (and her dog Furry) "swim across" to join her in her "boat," and they all fish together. The use of imaginative play coupled with easy-to-read text reinforces the early literacy practice of play and make Lana's world come alive. The loose watercolor backdrops and expressive characters set just the right tone for the fun outing.
VERDICT A great addition for kids who like "Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa" (HMH), "Zelda and Ivy" (Candlewick), or "Benny and Penny" (TOON Bks.).

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