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 this is the very first book I could read all by myself and I LOVE this book!
By Sandra Boynton
14 pages – ages 1+
Published by Little Simon on October 11, 1984
Theme/Topic – Colors / mistakes
Opening and Synopsis –
Elephant, moose and bear can put on their clothes right, so why can’t that silly turkey?!? OOPS!
Why I liked this book – This is a hilarious book about getting dressed and making mistakes. I like in the end when the turkey gets something right, and it all goes wrong! The illustrations are adorable and really add to the simple text that teach younger kids how to read (which it did 😉 ) and know their colors! I think kids of all ages would like this book, especially 1-5-year-olds! I like how Ms. Boynton adds humor to her books to make kids want to read it! You can’t help but giggle at the turkey.
Activities and Resources –
This is a good book for kids to learn their colors and about getting dressed. I think a good activity is to have your child dress with what you tell him/her. For example you could say “put a red hat on, now a green belt, purple socks…”