Analysis Of The Book ' The Last Stop On The Market ' By Matt De La Pena

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Critiquing Books for Age 0-8 Anyone can write a book. But capturing the attention of young kids from 0-8 can prove challenging. However, some authors have written some books that are worthy of a Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Whether the book receives an award or medal the importance is a child opening up the book to discover laughter, fantasy, and truths. Newbery Medal Award Winning Book for Ages 3-5 The first book “The Last Stop on the Market” was written by Matt De La Peña, and illustrated by Christian Robinson and published by Penguin Book in 2015. The plot of this story is a young lad named CJ and his grandmother called Nana must use public transportation to get across town to visit a neighborhood that’s called dirty. Throughout the bus ride Nana and CJ meet different people. CJ is disturbed and wonders why he cannot be like his friend and take a car but must take the bus instead. CJ wants to listen to music on his iPod but his Nana does not allow. He continuously ask Nana a ton of questions constantly. At the end begins to see the fun and beauty around him. The book has highlighted some great points in volunteerism, differences in cultures, and being appreciative. The book is not only colorful with the pretty pictures but it shows a visual of what is being convey to the audience by the author. This book is great for a young child as it teachers them about having a relationship with a grandparent. This book is age appropriate for the target age readers of 3-5. There is

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