Bibliographic Information: Gravel, E. Adopt a Glurb! (2010). U.S.: Blue Apple Books.
Brief Annotation: This is basically a description of what a “glurb” is. From what I have gathered, it is a small, alien life form that one can raise as a pet. They bite if cornered, learn to read and write, and many other things, but the most important thing is, “…the more glurbs you have, the more fun you’ll have!”
Genre: Science Fiction
Grade Level: 2-3
Readers who will like this: Students who like learning about new things, animals, and fictional things.
Rating/Response: 2. I can see this being used to supplement an assignment about creating something. Students could create a new life-form and describe its characteristics. Other than that, though, I’m out of ideas as to the uses of this book.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: How many animals do you know? How are they alike and how are they different from each other?
Posted by: Iliya Hoffert