Wednesday, June 17, 2015

3rd Grader Book Recommendation: True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

I've started a new series #3rdfor3rd where I am sharing books that my third graders recommend for other third graders. (Please note that my third graders read a wide variety of books across a wide variety of genres, levels, and topics. Do not think that these books are "only" for third graders.) Read more about this book recommendation series and format here.

True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp



Book recommendation by Mira.

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp is a really funny book.The author of it is Kathi Appelt. The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp is a story of two silly raccoons who are trying to save Sugar Man Swamp from a pack of hogs, and also about a boy named Chap, and a very strange lady who is trying to cut down Sugar Man Swamp to build a gator wrestling arena and theme park.

I would recommend this book to people who like adventure and comedy. Here is my favorite quote from the book.

"Since raccoons aren't that great at counting, we'll just say they had their collective paws on more than four fried pies but fewer than a dozen. And let us also say that carrying those fried pies under neath their noses was sort of a delicous tourture. Bingo looked at the pies scttered across the front seat.. "I think we took more than we needed." he said. J'miah nodded. Then he said exactly what Bingo was thinking. "Since we have so many, I think we could taste at least one of these, don't you?" Since they were both in agreement, they each picked up a Paradise Pie and-sit down, brothers and sisters-they did not think they had ever tasted so rapturous in their entire lives." This is part of my favorite part. Just fast forward a little and........"The pies that him and J'miah had gobbled up. Those pies. They were gone. Almost. There, by it's little lonesome, was the last fried pie. One. Fried. Pie. All. Alone. On. The. Front. Seat."

I like this part because it is funny.

I would give this book * * * * * stars.

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12 comments:

  1. Ah, third graders with excellent taste in books - I loved this one when I read it, too.

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    1. Ha ha, thanks, Alex. I like to think one of the upsides with surrounding kids with incredible books is that they develop incredible tastes in books too.

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  2. Thanks for this recommendation and for hosting the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

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    1. You're welcome, Patricia. I hope you enjoy the book!

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  3. I love this idea so much! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm hoping to connect with more third grade teachers this fall and get #3rdfor3rd being used more regularly to connect young readers.

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  4. Lovely idea and useful to me, as my elder son is entering third grade too. Now, I have a reliable source to check for his books. Thanks. From Kid Lit Blog Hop.

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    1. Glad to help, Ambika! My students will love to hear that they helped someone find a book they loved.

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  5. I love the quote! cant wait to read this one.. my little one will be 3rd grader so will recommend this to all classmates too! thanks for sharing on kidlitbloghop!

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    1. Thanks, Resh! The language in this book is just incredible. I hope you'll come back and check out more rec'd as I have them scheduled all week through the summer and start of the school year.

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  6. Thanks for this recommendation. I tutor and will have two third graders this coming year. Having a good book to get them into is great!
    ~ linda
    @ http://the-reader-and-the-book-reviews.weebly.com/blog/scarlett-gray-joins-the-parade-by-suzanne-stamboulieh-a-give-away

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  7. Thanks, Linda! I hope you'll check back, because this series will continue to grow each week as I share more recommendations from my students.

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