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Perfect Picture Book Friday! Do You Have a Hat? by Eileen Spinelli

19 Dec

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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, as an avid collector of hats, I think this book is awesome!

doyouhaveDo You Have a Hat?
By Eileen Spinelli

Illustrated by Geraldo Valerio

40 pages – ages PreK+

Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on October 1, 2004

Theme/Topic- Famous People

Genre- Historical Fiction

Opening and Synopsis- Opening – “Do YOU have a hat? Something fuzzy, warm, and red, to keep the snowflakes off your head?

Synopsis – From Inside cover:

A fancy hat. A hat that’s plain.
A hat for keeping off the rain.
A glowing hat. A hat with fruit.
A hat for that new dress or suit.
All herein have hats, it’s true –
fantastic, magnificent hats!
Do you?
What do Spanish painter Francisco de Goya, Russian-American composer Igor Stravinsky, South American entertainer Carmen Miranda, African-American cowboy Nat Love, and President Abraham Lincoln have in common?
HATS! Unique, distinctive, wonderful hats! And this bright and cheerful picture book from best-selling author Eileen Spinelli and colorful newcomer Geraldo Valério will have you thinking twice before going outside without yours!

Why I liked this book- I love hats. There. I said it. Happy? I collect hats of all types. So, learning about famous people and their hats, to me, is just plain awesomeness. Mrs. Spinelli has written a fun factual story that makes you want to smile. I loved reading about the famous people and what hats they wore. The illustrations are warm and are full of things in the fore- and background that catches your eye. Plus, this is a good time of year to talk about hats. For those in the Northern Hemisphere – hats that keep you warm. For those in the Southern Hemisphere – hats that keep the sun off! This is a perfect book for young kids (and old kids)! Mrs. Spinelli is a master of picture books!

Activities and Resources-

The Deep Space Sparkle website has a great  art lesson/activity plan to go along with this book – click HERE to go to it.

I think a cool activity would be to learn more about the people with hats shown in Mrs. Spinelli’s book. Just pick one that is mentioned and research more about them.

Another activity would be to gather a bunch of hats and have one kid pick out a hat for another kid and they have to act like the person who would be wearing the hat. Can you guess who I am?

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To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!

Perfect Picture Book Friday! You Are NOT Small by Anna Kang

5 Dec

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 am a giant very tall (5’9″) and a classmate of mine is around 4 feet tall, and this book gets the debate about who is big and who is NOT small right!

yournotsmallYou Are NOT Small
By Anna Kang
Illustrations by Christopher Weyant
32 pages – ages 2+
Published by Two Lions on August 5, 2014

Theme/Topic- Differences/Perspective

Genre- Fiction

Opening and Synopsis- Opening – “You are small

Synopsis – From Goodreads: Two fuzzy creatures can’t agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surprise guests show up, settling it once and for all!

Why I liked this book- This book not only has a great lesson about perspective and debate, is also hilarious! The story shows the reader there are many ways of looking at something. Just because something is small to you doesn’t mean it is small. It isn’t preachy at – all just fun! The story is completely dialogue, but still gives a full feeling, even with only around 90 words in the whole book! The illustrations are simple, but are great to look at (and the fuzzy bear-like creatures are really cute).

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The story points out that we really have to think about how we see things (or people (or fuzzy bear things)). The ending is awesome because it involves getting a snack after settling an argument. :) This is a great book!

Activities and Resources- 

I think a good activity for this book is to take a story and change the perspective. For example re-tell the 3 Little Pigs from the perspective of the pig building his house out of sticks. Maybe he had a bad back and couldn’t lift bricks, or he just couldn’t afford the bricks. ;)

Have your kids or students draw a picture of a tree (or whatever else in nature – it doesn’t really matter) as they see it and then how an ant would see it. Then ask how are the pictures different and how are they the same.

To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!

 

 

 

Perfect Picture Book Friday! Crankee Doodle by Tom Angleberger

28 Nov

HAPPY YOU’RE WELCOMEING! (the day that follows Thanksgiving ;) )

I am sitting here trying to recover from “I shouldn’t have had that second piece of pumpkin pie” syndrome. I was going to pass on Perfect Picture Book Friday this week because I was feeling super lazy for some reason (it had nothing to do with, say, eating too much, right? ;) ), but then I was sitting here reading a really great picture book I picked up at the Lititz Kid and Teen Literature Festival called Crankee Doodle and I really wanted to tell you about it.

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IT’S TIME FOR PERFECT PICTURE BOOK FRIDAY!!!

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 always wondered why Mr. Doodle was mistaking feathers for dried pasta.

crankeeCrankee Doodle

by Tom Angleberger

Illustrated by Cece Bell

32 pages – ages 4+
Published by Clarion Books on June 4, 2013

Theme/Topic- Humor / folk song

Genre- Fiction

Opening and Synopsis- Opening – “I’m bored.”

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Synopsis – from the inside jacket – “Ever wonder what the song “Yankee Doodle Dandy” means, exactly? And what’s with the macaroni? Turns out it didn’t make any sense to Mr. Doodle, either. In fact, it made him pretty, um, cranky. This unapologetically silly picture book reveals that the legendary ride to town (and the whole macaroni thing) was all suggested by Mr. Doodle’s overeager pony.”

Why I liked this book- Well, I am not the only one who likes this book, because as I decided it was Perfect Picture Book Friday worthy, I found that Carrie Finison thought the same thing because she nominated it last year – see her review HERE! :) I loved the humor in the book! I have to admit the Yankee Doodle song never really made sense to me and I love how Mr. Angleberger and Ms. Bell combine forces to poke fun at the silly song. Mr. Angleberger wrote the super popular and very funny Origami Yoda books, and you can see his sense of humor pulling through in this book. Pony is an awesome character, never saying more than a sentence or two (well, except for that one paragraph after Mr. Doodle insults him), while Mr. Doodle mostly speaks in long paragraphs. This is an AWESOME read-aloud! Ms. Bell’s illustrations are funny, and to the awesomeness of the book!

Activities and Resources- There is a note at the end of the book, written by Crankee Doodle’s pony, that tells a little bit about the origins of the song. Ms. Finison linked to some great song related activities on her blog (CLICK HERE) so I found some other type of activities.

Education.com has a cool craft to make a Yankee Doodle tri-cornered hat – Click HERE
You have to check out Sesame Street’s Don Music writing Yankee Doodle and getting upset about how silly the song is. :D

To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!

 

 

 

BLOG TOUR, Guest Interview and Giveaway! Monster Needs a Christmas Tree by Paul Czajak

24 Nov

Today I have a very special guest on my blog – Monster of the Monster & Me books. Monster is here to talk about his latest book, Monster Needs a Christmas Tree! Be sure to read down to the bottom because there is information on a Goodreads giveaway where you can win a copy of this fabulous book!

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Monster Needs a Christmas Tree

A Monster & Me book

By  Paul Czajak

Illustrated by Wendy Grieb

32 pages – ages 4+
Published by Scarletta Kids on October 1, 2014

Publisher’s Summary – It’s almost Christmastime, and Monster needs a tree. But the holidays are filled with joy and so many fun things to do! After snowballs, sleds, and Santa Claus, will he find a tree in time? In this festive, rhyming story, Monster shows young readers that with a little creativity, a tree can be perfect any way you look at it.

 

Now for the interview.

ERIK – Hi Monster, thank you for being here today. Monster, you seem to like Christmas a lot in your book MONSTER NEEDS A CHRISTMAS TREE and you certainly had a lot of fun at Halloween time in MONSTER NEEDS A COSTUME. What is your favorite holiday? Mine is Thanksgiving because it involves a lot of eating.

 

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MONSTER – Hi Erik! Thanks for having me. I think I have to go with Halloween as my favorite holiday. It’s like it was invented specifically for monsters! But then again I really love getting presents for Christmas…wait I got it! What if we combined the two?! We could call it Hallowmas or Christmaseen. We could make ice jack-o-lanterns and dress up in costume when we open presents. That would be the coolest holiday ever!

ERIK – NICE! We could bob for snowballs and trick-or-cookie. :) Santa may look a little weird on a broom though. :) Speaking of Santa, I really like how your quick thinking saved Christmas! Are all monsters that fast-thinking?

MONSTER – Well Bigfoot hasn’t been found yet and neither has my cousin Nessy in Scottland so they must be pretty smart too. But when it comes to me I don’t know where I would be without my best bud Boy. He is the one that taught me that it can be good to sometimes think a little differently when trying to solve a problem.

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ERIK – Boy does seem like he is a great friend. What did you name the puppy you got in MONSTER NEEDS A CHRISTMAS TREE?

MONSTER  – We named her Zoey! She likes to curl up in my lap on cold days, probably because I have more fur. But she needs to stop chewing on my toys, those are my chew toys.

 ERIK – Well, you are going to have to be a good big bro- ERR I mean good big MONSTER to Zoey and share your chew toys. I am sure Zoey will take care of them. :) I’ve been studying my monster language converter and have been dying to ask you this question; “GROWL pthhhhht snort snort rrrrowlf buuurp pffft AAARRGH?”

MONSTER – Hmmm…I’ll be honest I have no idea why a chicken would cross the road. But if she does I hope she looks both ways before crossing, roads can be very busy.

ERIK – Drat! I was hoping you would know. Now for an important question; Oscar or Cookie?

MONSTER – Cookie! He reads a lot! I love that. Plus I really like his fur, I wonder if he goes to the barber to get it cut? I need a haircut but don’t tell Boy, he’ll take me to the Barber and I don’t like the Barber.

ERIK – I need a haircut too. Maybe we can find a new barber and go together! What adventure do you think Mr. Czajak will take you and boy on next?

MONSTER – My birthday will be in April and I need to have a party! Also I’m not sure if you knew this but the next big election is in 2016 and I’m thinking about running for President. Though I’m keeping my options open. But If I do run I’m going to need your vote.

 ERIK – Monster, you will definitely have my vote!

 If you would like a chance to win a copy of MONSTER NEEDS A CHRISTMAS TREE, please visit the Goodreads page for the book (CLICK HERE). There is a giveaway currently going on!

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Monster Needs A Party to be released April 14, 2015

Monster Needs Your Vote slated for Fall of 2015

Perfect Picture Book Friday! Pinkalicious: Thanksgiving Helper by Victoria Kann

21 Nov

 

Happy Friday! Before I get to my Perfect Picture Book Pick, I wanted to ask that, after you are done here, click on over to The Write Chat, the Vlog that Felicia (kid author and creator of the Stanley and Katrina blog) and I started. We are interviewing – Author Julie Anne Grasso!

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pinkaliciousthanksPinkalicious: Thanksgiving Helper

By Victoria Kann

24 pages – ages 4+
Published by HarperFestival on August 26, 2014

Theme/Topic- Thanksgiving /  helping

Genre- Fiction

Opening and Synopsis-
Opening – “It was Thanksgiving Day! I could hear Mommy baking in the kitchen and could smell the turkey cooking in the oven. Outside, Daddy was raking a big pile of leaves.

Synopsis- This year, Pinkalicious and Peter decide to be Thanksgiving helpers! They try to make everything pinkaperfect but all doesn’t go as planned.

Why I liked this book- This is a cute Thanksgiving book. I like how Pinkalicious and Peter do their best to help out with setting up for Thanksgiving, but it doesn’t always work out for them. The illustrations are fabulous. The detail that they have in them is cool (like there are music notes in the hill side when they go outside to play). Pinkalicious is a great, realistic young girl, and she just wants to help out, but she sometimes doesn’t think things through completely – sounds like a lot of kids. ;) This is a very nice book for Thanksgiving because it talks about being Thankful and also shows that even though you make mistakes, it’s trying to help that matters.

Activities and Resources-

There is a pull out poster right in the book! It is one that you can fill out. There are word boxes to fill out with prompts like “Thanksgiving is…” and “On Thanksgiving I like to…: and even a spot to draw your Thanksgiving dinner!

There are also Thanksgiving stickers and dinner place cards that you can fill out and tell each person something you are thankful for.

I found this cute craft on iVillage.com (CLICK HERE TO GO TO IT). It is a turkey craft and you write on each feather something you are thankful for.

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You can read a sample of the book at HarperCollins website HERE.

There is always a TON of things to do at the Pinkalicious website click HERE.

To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!

 

Perfect Picture Book Friday! Ava’s Adventure by Laura Pedersen

14 Nov

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 it seems to realistically capture how a young child thinks when it comes to being disappointed.

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by Laura Pedersen

Illustrated by Penny Weber

32 pages – ages 5+
Published by Tilbury House Publishers on September 3, 2014

Theme/Topic- Disappointment / imagination

Genre- Fiction

Opening and Synopsis- Opening – “Bye, Ava! Bye, Lucas!

Synopsis (publisher’s description) – “Disappointed that she can’t go on a snowboarding trip with her friend, Ava escapes to her room, where she finds that the power of imagination and her own creativity take her farther than any snowboard could. At the same time, she learns that life’s tradeoffs aren’t all bad.

Why I liked this book- This is a marvelous picture book. I like that it shows that life isn’t all unicorns and rainbows (and donuts). Ava is a realistic girl, and teaches a nice lesson without being preachy. In the book, even though her parents say ‘No’, and Ava can’t go, besides being upset that she can’t go, Ava is still nice to her parents (after throwing a minor fit). Ava comes to realize not getting what she wants isn’t the end of the world. The illustrations are very well-done water color, and really portray the characters’ emotions. Ms. Pedersen has written a great book!

Activities and Resources- I think it is a good idea to read this story BEFORE a disappointment happens then you can talk about what Ava did and how, even though she was disappointed, she had a really great time.

As part of the story, you could ask, “If you were Ava, what kinds of things would you find to do in your room?”

The Mrs. Picasso’s Art Room blog has TONS of great Winter-themed craft and art ideas – I really like the Popsicle stick snowflakes. Check it out – click HERE!

Want to know more? Check out Ms. Pedersen’s website HERE!

To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!

Perfect Picture Book Friday! The Great Thanksgiving Escape by Mark Fearing

7 Nov

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 it is a funny Thanksgiving story that is great for telling a kid’s perspective of the holiday! :)

 

thanksgiving_escapeThe Great Thanksgiving Escape

by Mark Fearing

32 pages – ages 5+
Published by Candlewick on September 9, 2014

 

Theme/Topic- Thanksgiving / family

Genre- Fiction

Opening and Synopsis- Opening – “It was another Thanksgiving at Grandma’s.

 

Synopsis (taken from the inside jacket) – “It’s another Thanksgiving at Grandma’s. Gavin expects a long day of boredom and being pestered by distantly related toddlers, but his cousin Rhonda has a different idea: make a break for it — out of the kids’ room to the swing set in the backyard! Gavin isn’t so sure, especially when they encounter vicious guard dogs (in homemade sweaters), a hallway full of overly affectionate aunts, and worse yet, the great wall of butts! Will they manage to avoid the obstacles and find some fun before turkey time? Or will they be captured before they’ve had a taste of freedom?

Why I liked this book- This is a hilarious book, and a great take on the traditional Thanksgiving story. Mr. Fearing has written an amazing book here! I love how Rhonda, using her imagination, crafts a super-thrilling, slightly dangerous (“vicious” wiener guard dogs!) adventure, and takes Gavin along with her! The illustrations are amazing! LOOK!

 

Image from MFearing.wordpress.com

Image from MFearing.wordpress.com

Isn’t Gavin’s expression priceless? I like how there are tiny little details through out it. My favorite part has to be the “The Great Wall of Butts” the kids have to navigate around. It’s a good thing to remember that family get-togethers may not be as exciting for kids compared to adults. It’s great how the kids turn every-day boring things into an awesome adventure. As a kid, I can say Mr. Fearing got the Thanksgiving dinner kid-perspective spot on! You’ll get a bunch of laughs from this book!

Activities and Resources-
Mr. Fearing and Candlewick Press have a great activity kit to go along with the book! There is a maze, word search, drawing activities and an activity for us to remember to be thankful. Check it out HERE.

Create your own “Thanksgiving Adventure” – take the events that happen at your Thanksgiving celebration and exaggerate them into a full-blown adventure! Maybe have your kids color a picture or write a short story. Hmmm… Ms. Hill? I see another writing contest here… ;)

If you have a Thanksgiving celebration at your house, try to plan something fun for the kids to do – games (pin the feather on the turkey!), toys, coloring pages, etc. Maybe let them go outside! :)

To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!

Perfect Picture Book Friday! How Martha Saved Her Parents From Green Beans by David LaRochelle

17 Oct

Happy Friday! Before I get to my Perfect Picture Book Pick, I wanted to ask that, after you are done here, click on over to The Write Chat, the Vlog that Felicia (kid author and creator of the Stanley and Katrina blog) and I started. We are hosting our first guest – Author Michelle Isenhoff!

While you are there, please sign up for our newsletter to be notified when we post a new Vlog (we only post once a month). You can also check out the AWESOME line-up of authors we will be interviewing.  CLICK HERE TO GO THERE !

Now on to Perfect Picture Book Friday!

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 love the story idea (and there are evil green beans involved).

marthaHow Martha Saved Her Parents From Green Beans

By David LaRochelle

Illustrated by Mark Fearing

32 pages – ages 5+
Published by Dial on April 18, 2013

Theme/Topic- Picky eaters

Genre- Fiction/Humor

Opening and Synopsis-
Opening – “Every Tuesday evening Martha’s family had green beans for dinner.”

Synopsis (Taken from inside jacket) Green beans are good for you. Green beans will make you big and strong.” Martha doesn’t believe what her parents tell her. And nothing will ever–EVER–make her eat them.
But when some beady-eyed, boot stomping beans bust into town and start causing trouble, Martha knows she has to take action against this gang of outlaws, cutthroats and desperadoes. She can think of only one was to stop the villainous veggies, and it’s not pretty…or tasty.

Why I liked this book- Once again the title of this book hooked me! I for one have always liked vegetables, but there is something about the idea of desperado green beans facing down a little girl who can’t stand the sight of vegetables that is very funny to me. Mark Fearing’s illustrations go with David LaRochelle’s story very well. I love the image of the green bean bad guys! I think it is a great story that may be able to get a picky eater to fight off some evil vegetables by eating them. It is also a cute story with a girl heroine who has to save her parents and does so very creatively!

Activities and Resources-
Stacey Jensen already nominated How Martha Saved her Parents from Green Beans last year (see her review HERE), but I liked the book so much, I thought it was worth another mention.

You can check out some of the artwork at Mark Fearing’s website HERE.

David La Rochelle has some Martha coloring pages on his site HERE.

ChooseMyPlate.gov has some great ideas and activities to help your picky eater get over being picky (click HERE). The site suggests letting your child help out in the kitchen, which I think is a great idea!

You can do what Susanna Leonard Hill suggests and cover everything in chocolate (okay, she didn’t actually state that, but I don’t think she’ll disagree). ;)

PBS.org has some great ideas for helping your toddlers not be picky eaters (click HERE).

To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!

Happy Star Wars Reads Day! Belches, Burps, and Farts – OH MY! by Artie Bennett

11 Oct

HAPPY –

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Erik -Today is the day we get to celebrate my 2 favorite things – READING and STAR WARS! Hmm maybe there should be a Star Wars Reads while Eating day – then it would be the perfect day…

Today I have a special guest to help with the review. Please welcome CTR0929 -

IMG_2931Yes, good old CTR0929, member of the Royal Guard, we are happy to have you here today. Would you like to say Hi to the blogosphere?

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Erik – You don’t say much do you?

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Erik – Well maybe we should move along to the review. Today I give you BELCHES, BURPS AND FARTS – OH MY! – The book, not the actual stuff. ;)

 

belchesBelches, Burps, and Farts – OH MY!

By Artie Bennett

Illustrated by Pranas T. Naujokaitis

40 pages – ages 4+
Published by Blue Apple Books on September 2, 2014

Summary- (From the book jacket):

Belches, burps, and farts. We all do it. So isn’t it time we learned about those often awkward, sometimes comical sound effects… before our next blastoff?!

What I like about it- After tackling the subjects of butts and poop (THE BUTT BOOK and POOPENDOUS) where else would Mr. Bennett turn – body gasses of course! This is another hilarious yet scientifically amazing book from Artie Bennett! He handles these subjects with so much ease and humor, you just can’t put this book down! It is put into two separate sections (BELCHES & BURPS, and FARTS), which are equally hilarious. I like that it shares fun facts about our internal gasses, too! Did you know that we can’t burp when on our backs? That termites fart the most? That you fart about 14 times a day (I counted – it’s true!)? Mr. Bennett makes these books great for any age and you also get to learn a bit about biology! The story is done in a well-done rhyme that sounds natural and flows off of the tongue. It makes it easier for younger kids to read, and there will be giggles all around. The illustrations are awesome, and have tiny little details in them that will keep you howling with laughter!

I give this book 5 out of 5 bookworms!fivebooks

Erik – So CTR0929 What do you think about BELCHES, BURPS, AND FARTS OH MY!?

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CTR0929 –

Erik – Still not saying anything, huh? Hey, you can tell me, does Darth Vader ever fart (I want to use it against him know, so I’m prepared for the next time he invades visits my blog)?

CTR0929 –

Erik – CTR0929?

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Erik – Well I guess that he likes the book and that we’ll never know if Vader farts…

 

 

Perfect Picturebook Friday! Duck in the Fridge by Jeff Mack

10 Oct

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 it is so ZANY!

duckinthe Duck in the Fridge

by Jeff Mack

32 pages  – ages 4+

Published by Two Lions on September 2, 2014

Theme/Topic- Bedtime

Genre- Fiction/Humor

Opening and Synopsis-
Opening – “Daddy, why do you always read me Mother Goose before bed?

Synopsis – (from the inside jacket) “When Dad was a boy, he discovered a duck in the fridge! And more ducks all over the house. He invited some sheep to get rid of the ducks. And then dogs to get rid of the sheep. And so on and so on. But no one left. The house was a mess!

Why I liked this book- DUCK IN THE FRIDGE – come on the title is awesome! *hee hee* This story is all out fun. Every time I turned the page (after I had calmed my giggling down), I’d giggle again! Mr. Mack has written a very funny, wacky book about a dad telling his son about a time when he was younger and had to get someone who didn’t want to fall asleep to fall asleep! His illustrations are cute and light-hearted. Ducks are just funny too! I like all of the little details in the pages. There’s no great message in the book, just a fun bedtime story and sometimes we just need one of those! The ending is really nice too.

 

Mr. Mack has previews of the interior pages on his website (click HERE to go THERE).

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Activities and Resources-

I had a hard time thinking of activities for this one. A lot of kids get baths before bedtime so maybe get some rubber duckies for their bath and make a matching game out of it. You could write letters or numbers on the bottom of each duck (make sure you make pairs up) and put the duckies in the bath and have your child try to find the matches. Then after the bath your child can dry the duckies off and get them ready for bed.

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You could also do what the dad did in the book! Read some Mother Goose before bed (after you read DUCK IN THE FRIDGE ;) )!

To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!

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