Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Funny Picture Book Alert

Time for a fun picture book!  This one is so clever that it had me and my daughter giggling all the way through.  I love it when readers are asked to actively engage in a story, and this one doesn't disappoint.  How often does your picture book misbehave and your child must set things right?

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Title:This Book Just Ate My Dog

Author:Richard Byrne

Target:Preschool - Grade 1

What this book is about: 
Bella is casually walking her dog across the page when he suddenly disappears!  Her friend Ben goes to investigate, and he too vanishes.  Cue rescue vehicles and they too are lost from sight.  When Bella takes matters into her own hands she finds she needs the readers help to set things right … well almost right.

Why I love this book:  
While interactive stories where readers shake and wiggle the physical book have become all the rage, this book stands out.  The reason I like it is because it uses the actual fold in the book’s center to provide a clever twist to the story.  Embracing a books physical limitations to create an engaging mystery is very clever indeed.

You see, everything in the book disappears into the book’s fold and it isn’t until Bella sends out a note to the reader asking them to shake everyone loose, that order is returned.  But of course not everything rights itself perfectly, just adding to the fun.  

Who this book is for: 
Fun book for kids who like to laugh and who like interactive stories.  Now could that be your child?

Final thoughts: 
I love the endpaper where the book must write over and over again “I promise not to be a naughty book.” 

To purchase this book:
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