Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Maine Book #1: Salt Water Taffy
While Matthew Loux isn't from Maine, he spent a lot of time visiting our coast as a child. Those treks to our shoreline have obviously influenced his amazing new series from Oni Press- "Salt Water Taffy"
"Salt Water Taffy: The Legend of Old Salty" centers around two brothers, Jack and Benny Putnam, who spend their summer vacation in the fictional Maine village "Chowder Bay." In their first adventure they meet up with quite possibly the coolest fisherman ever, mysterious seagulls, and a prehistoric lobster. -This book is labeled as all ages, and it really fits the bill. I have this book on my high school bookcase, but I could also see it used in fourth grade (or anywhere in-between).
-I found that kids really get a kick out of analyzing the stereotypical "Maine coastal village"- which provides for great conversation in class.
Check this book out!