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.
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