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Messenger, Messenger by Robert Burleigh

Messenger, Messenger

by Robert Burleigh

Other authors: Barry Root (Illustrator)

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duties of a messenger boy. The first words in the book were “Snow, wind, sun rain” and to me this showed that these are the conditions in which the messenger goes out every day and delivers is packages. The language in the book had a lot of rhyming and some repetition. the rhymes in this book makes it fun to read. Everything in the book flowed because it told a story from start to finish. The words weren’t jumpy and I understood everything. the book didn’t really pop out to me because it was more of an informational book and I actually didn’t like the illustrations. They weren’t that clear to me but it was easy to depict the different characters and environments the messenger was in. However, this book does make you think about the daily responsibilities that people like the messenger has. It also teaches that his job is very important and he does it by any means necessary. There was also a time when he expressed that the neighborhood he was in wasn’t a good. This book is an informational and contemporary realistic fiction, because it tells the different duties of this messenger but at the same time these events happen in everyday life. ( )
  nmills3 | Mar 1, 2016 |
The illustrations are beautiful in this story, and the story of a bike messenger is well told in poetic form. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
Messenger man rides his bike all day delivering packages. He has to make sure he is on time everywhere he goes so he eats, drinks, and talks on his radio while riding his bike. He has a very busy job.
  jbbarclay | Apr 12, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689821034, Hardcover)

Messenger, messenger,
keepin' the groove,
Always, always, on the move.

Morning's come around again, and Calvin Curbhopper, the messenger man, is on the go, zipping around from spot to spot, taking shortcuts through parking lots, steering through the midday blare of honking horns, his breath like a smokestack in the frosty air. Wind, snow, rain, sun, can't keep Calvin from making his run. And Robert Burleigh's rhythmic language keeps the groove right alongside him, further enlivened by Barry Root's energetic illustrations.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:19:06 -0400)

Calvin Curbhopper, a bicycle messenger, makes his way through the city in all kinds of conditions to make sure that his messages get delivered on time.

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