Woot Woot Woot! Perfect Picture Book Friday is BACK!
Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because I think this is now one of my favorite Picture Books and Josie, my little sister, liked it too. :)
Good News Bad News
By Jeff Mack
40 Pages – Ages 1+
Published by Chronicle Books on July 4, 2012
Theme/Topic – Moods/Thinking Positive
Opening and Synopsis – “GOOD NEWS, Rabbit and Mouse are going on a picnic. BAD NEWS, it is starting to rain. GOOD NEWS, Rabbit has an umbrella. BAD NEWS, the stormy winds blow the umbrella (and Mouse) into a tree” (taken from the front jacket flap).
Rabbit always looks on the bright side. Mouse is a bit grouchy. Can they have a nice picnic together?
Why I liked this book – This is one of the best books for kids just starting to look at books. The whole story is told using just FOUR words! The illustrations are bright and cute, the words repeat, making it easy to teach kids how to read. The story teaches that their moods can affect other people. I have read this 6 times already, and I still enjoy it!
Activities and Resources –
Chronicle Books made a nice activity kit to go with the book, you can click HERE to go there.
I also thought you could plan a picnic! If something bad happens, talk to your kids about something good that can come out of it.
The Trailer is really cute, I like the voices. :)
To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!