The Menino: A Story Based on Real Events

By ISOL

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ISBN
9781554987788
Publisher
Groundwood


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2015  |  Picture Books

Gr 1–4—The Menino—a new human baby—drops from the sky, "naked and yelling, as if to make sure everyone notices. And everyone does notice." Isol's manual on understanding and caring for the new baby identifies, illustrates, and describes each working part of the little one's body (eyes, nostrils, ears, etc.), his bodily processes (for example, the "Poop Fairy Godmother [who] helps him to empty himself of dirty stuff and bothersome gases"), and his dail...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on October 1, 2015

The Menino arrives, and nothing is the same. This humorous if very peculiar book relates a newborn's journey into being, beginning in utero and covering all manner of baby benchmarks. Isol's waggish third-person text seeks to explain a variety of infantile functions from an alien's perspective, with comical results. On defecation (complete with illustration): "For thicker waste, all Meninos have / the same design -- / an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

This peculiar book begins in utero and covers all manner of baby benchmarks. Third-person text explains infantile functions from an alien's persp...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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