Picture Book 21 --- Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare

Title: Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare
Author: Patricia Polacco
Illustrator: Patricia Polacco
Genre: Fiction
Subgenre: Picture Book
Characters: Richie, Mom, Trisha
Themes: Siblings, Family, Compromise
Awards: N/A
Publishing Date: 2006
Publishing Company: Philomel Books
Summary: The book is about the two siblings Richie and Trisha. Trisha does ballet and Richie plays hockey. Richie starts in teasing Trisha about her ballet class and older big brother stuff, but Trisha has had enough of Richie and challenges him to be in her ballet recital with her. Richie agrees but he tells Trisha that she has to get in gear for his big hockey game. What will happen in the ballet recital and the hockey game? i would use this book for independent reading in my classroom. This book is intended for older grades than the younger ones in elementary school. The book could be used to read if they have completed work early or just have free time.

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