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This is our new Mother-Son blog. I am Donna, (Mom), and Lucas is my 13 year old 7th grader. We both love to read and decided to create this blog to write about the books we enjoy. Lucas is very interested in science cannot wait to share his insights about the books he's reading and 7th grade.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Platypus Philharmonic Orchestra
Eliana Joy Barnett

synopsis (from Amazon)
Penelope is a 12-year old girl who lives in the United States. Her favorite animal is the platypus. During a previous vacation to King Island, Australia, Penelope discovered a secret, intelligent group of platypuses. They speak English, play musical instruments, and joke around with each other. The platypuses welcomed Penelope into their "family" and she told no one about them. Penelope is planning another trip to King Island. She can't wait to see the platypuses again and thinks it would be fun to create a platypus orchestra. But how can she make that happen while keeping the platypuses a secret?

review (by Donna)

What a wonderful book for children. Teaches a valuable lesson about friendship. The illustrations are truly wonderful. This is a children's story that will be enjoyed by all! Definitely a book to buy and keep on the shelves! You will read it over and over with your children.

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