Title: Cork and Fuzz: Spring Cleaning
Author: Dori Chaconas
Illustrated: Lisa McCue
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers
Summary: Cork and Fuzz are best friends who are very different. Cork likes to clean. Fuzz does not. When Winter as over, Cork wanted to do some Spring Cleaning. Fuzz did not. Cork made Fuzz get out of bed, but he could not make him clean. Cork went into the garbage can to pick out a stale bag of potato chips. When he got back the yard was clean. He was surprised that Fuzz would clean. But he couldn’t find Fuzz anywhere. Fuzz was sleeping in the pile of sticks and leaves. He did not realize he had cleaned the yard. He had only made himself a place to sleep. Cork and Fuzz sat in the pile of stick and leaves eating stale potato chips and planning on making a club with only fun rules like eating chips.
Literary Merit: Easy to read chapters leading the reader through the story of friendship.
Kid Appeal:Funny, furry, forest creatures! Kids will like a story with a simple problem and a simple solution.
Disclaimer: This book was nominated for the 2015 CYBILS Award in the Early Reader category. This review is shared as part of the Round One Judging. It is solely my own opinion and not influenced by any other parties.