By Candlewick

Reviewed for Fourth Grade, 2010

Think fourth grade means the end of read-alouds? Think again! This vibrant retelling of Gulliver's Travels is the perfect way to share a book with your older elementary school child. Gulliver's voyages from Lilliput, land of the small, to Brobdingnag, land of the giants, to the magical island of Glubbdrubdrib make for fantastic read-aloud adventures. Jenkins does a superb job of repackaging Swift's story with language that kids can understand, while preserving all the wit and imagination of the original story. Political cartoonist Chris Ridell's energetic illustrations bring Gulliver and his capers to life in vivid, and often comical, detail. A must-have for your bookshelf. (Candlewick Press, $9.35)