Academic journal article Language Arts

Boris for the Win

Academic journal article Language Arts

Boris for the Win

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Boris for the Win Written and illustrated by Andrew Joyner Scholastic, 2011, 73 pp., ISBN 978-0- 545- 48448- 0

"Meet Boris. He's a lot like you" (p. 1). The accompanying illustration shows Boris with straggly hair and a long snout. He is carrying all of his favorites-backpack, magnifying glass, book, snack, and yo-yo. The introduction explains that Boris is a dreamer who fantasizes about big leaps, big tricks, and big treasure. With Boris around there is no need to be bored because he is going to take readers "up in the clouds, into a pyramid, or maybe just around the corner" (p. 8). Boris for the Win is part of an easy-to- read series with brief chapters, fast-paced plots, comic-like illustrations on every page, and interesting layouts that include speech bubbles. The other Boris books are Boris Sees the Light (2011), Boris on the Move (2011), and Boris Gets a Lizard (2011).

The entire series is geared for children who are beginning to read independently and contains topics to which they can easily relate. In Boris for the Win, for example, the students are practicing and preparing for the school's field day. …

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