Thursday, May 13, 2010

There's a Bird on Your Head!~An Elephant and Piggie Book

*Hello everyone!!!  I'm back with another little book review  for you!  This is a wonderful bit of a read in the Elephant and Piggie series that generally cracks kids up big time--it really is hilarious.  Elephant and Piggie are the best for sure :) 

It's a nice choice for storytime for slightly older kids. Kids around third grade (at least in my experiences) love this pick! I'd be willing to venture a guess that little ones would enjoy the story as well.
 Mo Willems really reaches out to engage another type of literacy through awesome visuals and minimal written text.  When I heard this read to a bunch of third-graders (or kids within that general age bracket) I noticed that they were really reaading into the images nicely, and making really awesome connections regarding the plot, all without the cues of written text.  A great choice for working on visual literacy skills--plus the quirky sense of humor will certainly find it's way into the hearts of all patrons.  Hooray!