In silly rhyme (be still my heart!) Barnett offers clues to shadowy or hidden figures and when you turn the page, you learn what it really is. And it definitely wasn't what you thought it was! For example, The first page of the book reads:
He steals carrots from the neighbor's yard.
His hair is soft, his teeth are hard.
His floppy ears are long and funny.
Can you guess who? that's right! My
See how it goes? It's full of very silly surprises indeed. There's a viking, a scary dentist, abominable snow monsters and Grandpa Ned even makes an encore appearance. I can imagine this book becoming a kind of tradition in my storytimes - some librarians have songs they sing at each program, whereas I would have a book. This one. And we'd start every storytime with some big belly laughs!