Title: The Graves Family By: Patricia Polacco
Patricia Polacco Book
Polacco, P., & Gauch, P.L. (2003). The graves family. New York: Philomel Books.
Short Annotation: This book was about how the Graves family had moved to Union City, and how they didn’t fit in. Having giant spiders, a secret laboratory , and Phoebe, the Venus Flytrap all in the house. The neighbors were scared to befriend them, and to visit their home. Expect for Seth and Sara, who decided to make them their friends.
Grade level: 2 – 5
Intended Readers: Students who enjoy Halloween, and spooky illustrations. This book teaches students that just because a family is different, doesn’t mean you should treat them any different.
Personal Response: This was a hilarious book, because it reminded me of Halloween. The characters had their own personalities, that really spoke through in the illustrations.
Text Dependent Question: How many little children did Mrs. Graves have?