Friday, August 2, 2013

Ozzie and the Art Contest

Ozzie and the Art Contest
Dana Sullivan 
Illustrated by Dana Sullivan

                Ozzie is very excited about the art contest at school. His teacher reminds him to read the instructions, but Ozzie is too excited. He works on his masterpiece all weekend. Back at school on Monday, he is very disappointed to learn that his art project has only received honorable mention. But his teacher points out that while his goat is very well drawn, the instructions say to draw a boat. Ozzie learns a very valuable lesson about paying attention and following the rules. He also learns about accepting situations and fixing mistakes. 

Children will love the playful pictures that help illustrate the story. The message in the story is perfect for young children and students who are having a hard time understanding the importance of listening. The multi-level message will teach the lessons of listening, paying attention, and not complaining about our mistakes. My children enjoyed the story, especially the way Ozzie adapted once he learned from his mistake.

I received this book free of charge from Children's Lit in exchange for my honest review.

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