Title: Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker
Author: Shelley Johannes
Beatrice Zinker was our first chapter book read aloud of this school year. What a fantastic choice! I chose to read this book, because we are an IB school and our first unit covers the transdisciplinary theme of Who We Are. Beatrice makes no apologies for who she is. She is an upside down thinker. This can sometimes get her into trouble, but her unique way of looking at the world allows her to navigate friendship and, of course, espionage. After the first chapter, one of my students wrote her name upside down, and another wore her backpack upside down on the way out the door. My students were immediately taken by Beatrice and were rooting for her the whole way. After we finished reading, I was so happy to announce that I had just bought the sequel, Beatrice Zinker: Incognito. My kids are itching to find out what happens next! I know you'll love Beatrice, too.
Teacher, reader, tea drinker, and dog mom.