Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
by William Steig Illustrated by William Steig
Reviewed by Haley D. (age 7) and Samantha R. (age 8)
Haley D. and Samantha R. are students in Mrs. Mayer's 2nd Grade Class
Sylvester is a donkey. He found a pebble and it was magic. He
made a wish and it came true. Then he got lost and no one helped
him. Sylvester was wrapped up in a ball. He got stuck in the rain and
stuck in the sunshine and got stuck in the snow and it rained
overnight. A lion went around him and was wondering what he was.
He stayed overnight. His parents we so sad they started to ask the
neighborhood, "Did you see my son anywhere?" All the police?s dogs
went out and they were looking for Sylvester. Sylvester made a wish
and it came it true. His mom and father went on a picnic and then
a surprise happens.
We want to recommend this book because it sounds real when his
wish comes true. The pictures and words have a lot of details. Like
when all the dogs are smelling, sniffing and looking for Sylvester, the
picture shows trees, bushes, houses, flowers and the sky.
It reminds me (Samantha) of when my mom didn?t know where I was
and called the cops to find me.