Miss Little’s Gift by Douglas Wood, illustrated by Jim Burke
Posted Oct 13 2009 10:00pm
What a wonderful book for 4 to 7 year olds!
Douglas is the youngest, smallest, and newest student in his second-grade class, and he doesn’t like reading. He doesn’t like sitting still. And he doesn’t like Miss Little, especially when she makes him stay after class day after day, forcing him to sound out lines and blobs and squiggles when he’d rather be throwing a football. Luckily Douglas likes the pictures in the book Miss Little has chosen for him, pictures that remind him of the lake his family visits every summer.
Award-winning author Douglas Wood — the boy in the story — alludes To scenes from The Little Island, the first book that enticed him to read, in a tale that will resonate with many children with ADHD.