Friday, June 7, 2013

Mo Willems For Picture Book Friday

I am so excited about Picture Book Friday this week, and who wouldn't be with a new Mo Willems book just out.  Oops he did it again, with a great read aloud that will delight your kids.  So without further ado, That Is Not a Good Idea.

Title:       That Is Not a Good Idea

Author:   Mo Willems

Target:    Preschool - Grade 2

What this book is about:
This book is presented to the reader like an old fashioned silent movie.  Fox runs into hen in town and invites her for a walk ... in the dark woods ... to his kitchen!  Throughout the whole encounter, hen’s little chicks are chiming in that this is not a good idea!!!  Will fox be having chicken for diner? 

Why I love this book:
This book is a priceless read aloud!  Do you hear me.  Get this book and read it out loud to your kids.  My daughter was screaming that it was NOT a good idea as she felt a real responsibility to warn our mother hen about the fox.  Mo does a terrific job with the repetitive narrative so kids know when the warnings are coming and can participate.

And the ending is just perfect.  I don’t want to spoil the fun, but let’s just say I am a true fan of books that challenge kid’s assumptions of the world.  I think they are always entertaining and completely unexpected which adds to the delight of a story.  Kids love the second reading more than the first as they catch on to the clues in the story.

Who this book is for:
Any kids who like to laugh and be surprised, which would be all kids.  This book will have kids participating in the reading, so if you want a silent audience, pick another story .... I mean it, move on!

Final thoughts:
Mo Willems does it again.  Darn that guy is good!

To purchase this book, click on the following link to connect to Amazon: That Is Not a Good Idea!  A portion of each purchase goes to support this blog at no cost to you.  Yippee!

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