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If I Was the Sunshine by Julie Fogliano
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This book is beautifully illustrated but the text is egregiously grammatically incorrect to the point that reading it aloud gives me the same sensation as running my fingernails down a chalkboard. The fact that neither the author nor the editor realized that the title and all other clauses in the book modeled after it should have used "were" rather than "was" is very disappointing. This post from Publisher's Weekly's ShelfTalker blog sums it up quite well.
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Started Reading
April 23, 2019 – Shelved
April 23, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019
April 23, 2019 – Shelved as: format-picture-books
April 23, 2019 – Shelved as: little-miss-muffet
April 23, 2019 – Shelved as: little-jumping-joan
April 23, 2019 – Shelved as: little-bo-peep
April 23, 2019 – Finished Reading

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Manybooks I hate grammatically incorrect texts, especially for read aloud books!


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