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 Chester van Chime who forgot how to rhyme
 Author: Monsen, Avery

 Publisher:  Little, Brown (2021)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [33] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 651941 ISBN: 9780759554825
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Rhyme -- Fiction
 School stories
 Humorous fiction

Price: $22.08

Rhyming has always come easily to Chester van Chime. But one day he loses his gift and struggles to find the right words.

 Illustrator: Hanlon, Abby

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   Kirkus Reviews (01/01/22)
   School Library Journal (03/25/22)

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School Library Journal - 03/25/2022 K-Gr 3—Chester van Chime has always been an expert rhymer and lover of words. One day, though, he wakes up and forgets how to rhyme! Chester has trouble getting himself ready for the day but becomes even more distressed at school. When he arrives, his classmates all try to help remedy his rhyming woes, but to no avail. During his walk back home, Chester learns to see the people and world around him in a new way. While doing so, will he remember how to rhyme? This colorful picture book has many elements that primary school children will enjoy. The watercolor pictures depict Chester in all of his disoriented glory throughout the day, e.g., he can barely get himself dressed! This is an ideal interactive read-aloud in an elementary setting as students will want to help complete the sentence with the correct rhyming word. VERDICT With a positive message at the end—"We all have bad days"—the story of Chester is one readers will appreciate; he's a relatable, funny character they will want to see again.—Kerra Mazzariello - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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