The Escape of Marvin the Ape

The Escape of Marvin the Ape

Bibliographic Information: Buehner, C., & Buehner, M. (1992). The Escape of Marvin the Ape. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers.

Brief Annotation: Marvin the ape escapes from the zoo and goes on an adventure through the city. He explores many places including a baseball game and a toy store.

Genre: Adventure

Grade Level: K-1

Readers who will like this: Children who enjoy stories about adventure, as well as animals will like this book.

Rating/Response: 3 The Escape of Marvin the Ape is a short story with large pictures and little writing. I think it is a cute story for the primary ages.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: What is your favorite thing to see at the zoo? Why?

Reading Strategy: Free Choice (picture)

Rationale for Strategy: This book is a good free choice for young readers because it is an easy read with large pictures.

Posted by: Kelsey Peterson

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