Tuesday, April 27, 2010

more fabulous children's lit.

at my school teachers and aides do the lunchtime and recess supervision (duty). on fridays the teacher and aide in one of the grade 2 classes both have lunch time duty and therefore i sit with the kids while they eat so the others can go to the staff room and eat in peace. the kids love to be read to. so each lunch time i read through 2 books (it's actually really nice for me because it means that they are relatively quiet...selfish? maybe). mo willems writes great books!! i love his pigeon series and his elephant and piggies series. one thing i love about his books is the use of speech bubbles and voice. when reading these books you need to use tone and expression to get the point across. it's fun for the kids to figure out the voice that the author wants. here is a list of some of the ones i have read and loved:

elephant and piggie series:
There a Bird on Your Head!
Watch Me Throw the Ball!
I Am Going!

pigeon series:
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!

another great mo willems book:
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed

happy reading!

1 comment:

  1. Another great Mo Willems book:
    Knuffle Bunny