13 November 2011
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL:
LOWRY, Lois. Gooney Bird on the Map. Bk. 5.
Gr 1-3–Gooney Bird Greene and her second-grade classmates are back. This time, the class is gearing up for February vacation and exploring the month’s other celebrations–Valentine’s Day and several presidents’ birthdays. Gooney Bird, as always, is brimming with facts and ideas. When some students are upset because others are going to exotic destinations, Gooney Bird cooks up a plan to bring everyone together, culminating in the creation of a large, snowy U. S. map on the playground and a presentation about states for the entire school. Occasional black-and-white illustrations add to the accessibility of this short chapter book. A sure hit for Gooney Bird fans.