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What Ship is Not a Ship?

Written By: Harriet Ziefert
Illustrated By: Josee Masse

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What Ship is Not a Ship?

Summary: Word groupings list three things that are alike and one that it is different. For example, there are living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms, but a mushroom is not a room! Picture clues will help kids figure out which thing is different and begin to grasp fine-tuned nuances of word parts, roots, and meanings. In addition, the text’s guessing-game approach invites kids into a call-and-response dynamic.

Rating: 2 **

A great concept, but most of the groupings are well beyond kid’s knowledge. For example: the first one lists three bears: a panda, brown bear and polar bear. For the not a bear it lists the wooly bear which is a kind of caterpillar.

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