10 Minute Review: Mitchell Goes Bowling

Mitchell Goes Bowling

By: Hallie Durand

Illustrated by: Tony Fucile

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One of my favorite things about opening a new picture book is that I have no idea what the book has in store for my life. Will the book lead a mini-lesson (Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting)? Will the book create a movement in my classroom (The Story of Fish & Snail by Deborah Freedman)? Could the book influence a twitter hashtag (I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen)? Maybe I’ll end up reading the book to one of my kids for the next 100+ days (Penny and Her Song by Kevin Henkes). Opening a new picture book really does hold a world of possibilities.

When I opened the book Mitchell Goes Bowling I had no idea where the book would take us. I read Mitchell Goes Bowling to my kids one night before bed, and it was a huge hit. My 6 YO son instantly became a huge fan. Mitchell Goes Bowling didn’t end when we closed the book. After reading Mitchell Goes Bowling, my son has decided to start thinking about his 7 birthday. I think that Mitchell influenced his decision to invite his entire class to the bowling alley for a bowling party.

You’d think the story would end there, right? Nope. On Sunday, when we were trying to decide what we should do as a family Breslin very excitedly pushed for our family outing to be a morning spent at the bowling alley.

The best picture books are the ones that remain open log after your read the final pages. I hope that Mitchell Goes Bowling has the impact on your life that it has had on mine.

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Sat, Oct 5 Booking Mama http://www.bookingmama.net/
Mon, Oct 7 The Children’s Book Review http://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/
Tues, Oct 8 Susan Heim on Parenting http://susanheim.blogspot.com/
Wed, Oct 9 Sharpread https://sharpread.wordpress.com/
Thurs, Oct 10 There’s a Book http://www.theresabook.com/
Fri, Oct 11 Just a Little Creativity http://www.justalittlecreativity.com/
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Tues, Oct 15 Geo Librarian http://geolibrarian.blogspot.com/
Wed, Oct 16 5 Minutes for Books http://www.5minutesformom.com/category/feature-columns/5-minutes-for-books/
Thurs, Oct 17 Kid Lit Frenzy http://www.kidlitfrenzy.com/
Fri, Oct 18 As They Grow Up http://www.astheygrowup.com/

October is National Learn to Bowl Month!


4 thoughts on “10 Minute Review: Mitchell Goes Bowling

  1. I just LOVE that this book is about bowling! I mean, you NEVER see books about bowling! And to top it off, I’m a HUGE fan of Tony Fucile 😀


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