Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Read to Me Picture Book Challenge & Book Talk Tuesday

Eddie Gets Ready for School
written and illustrated by David Milgrim
Cartwheel Books, 2011.
Grades K-1
Reviewed from purchased copy.

Blurb:
Fall in love with Eddie as he gets ready for school!
Now that Eddie can get ready all by himself, his morning routine is anything but ordinary!
[ ] wake up (with a megaphone)
[ ] get dressed (up in a costume)
[ ] pack a snack (a watermelon's perfect)
[ ] find something for show-and-tell (No, not the TV!)
[ ] run like mad to catch bus!
With understated humor and uproarious illustrations, David Milgrim's first checklist book gets you to school on time, and in a great mood. (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10824120-eddie-gets-ready-for-school)
Every year as school starts I look for new books about school to share with the students.  This year I found several new ones to try out on my students.  When I heard about this one, I knew I had to get it and try it out.  I used it last week with a class of first graders and if giggles are any indication, it was a success.  Of course, a book that involves the word "underwear" and taking an entire watermelon to school for a snack is bound to be funny.  The brief text allows the reader/listener to focus on the colorful, appealing illustrations.  I look forward to using this book with my other first grade classes and probably the kindergartners as well.

Read-to-Me Picture Book Challenge Goal: 36
Completed: 2

Head on over to There's a Book for more information on the Read-to-Me Picture Book Challenge or head on over to The Lemme Library for Book Talk Tuesday.

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