Book of the Week: Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School

January 22, 2013

Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School by David Mackintosh

By Carter.

This book by David Mackintosh is an enchanting look at being the new kid. Or being the kid that is a bit wary of the new kid. It’s a gentle narrative, but full of quirks and grins. The pictures are loud, but very sweet.

Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School by David Mackintosh
Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School by David Mackintosh

Marshall Armstrong is unusual. He has spots on his nose, eats ‘space food’ for lunch, but is lovable from the start. As our narrator cautiously (and with a perfect deadpan voice!) makes room for him in his little world, we all embrace the wonder of being just a bit different.

Do you ever unwrap the dust jackets to catch a glimpse of what’s underneath? Be sure to peek if you get your hands on this one. There’s a delightful extra bit of art under an already dazzling cover!

 

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January 22, 2013 at 11:23 am

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1 Angela DeMuro January 22, 2013 at 7:56 am

I just adore this feature…book of the week.
I often scoot out with my 4 year old after reading about a new title and scoop it up! I have quite a love affair with picture books. So much that I write and illustrate them as my one of my professions (the other is being a Mommy:)
Thank you for writing this weekly feature…I look forward to it each week and love your taste in books!
In Happiness,
Angela xoxo

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2 Carter Higgins January 22, 2013 at 10:26 am

Thank you! This made my librarian heart squeal!

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3 Starr January 22, 2013 at 8:51 am

This book is so completely FUN! I want to live at Marshall’s house.

(And I love the end.)

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4 Carter Higgins January 22, 2013 at 10:26 am

Marshall’s house is AMAZING!

(And me too.)

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5 Val January 22, 2013 at 7:21 pm

I too love your book posts. My babies (ages 3 & 4) are still quoting from the book Bored. After you’ve written these posts, I race to my library’s website to reserve them. Thanks for introducing us to great new-to-us books. I can’t wait to check this one out!

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6 jennifer young January 25, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Love the illustrations and detailed review. Thanks for sharing Carter.

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