professornana (professornana) wrote,
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picture book Monday returns!

Here are a few gems that awaited me when I returned to the office today.




SPOT THE PLOT by J. Patrick Lewis (Chronicle Books, October 2009) is bound to be a favorite of teachers as soon as they open the book and discover that Lewis has written riddles about children's books including GOODNIGHT MOON and MADELINE. Can you guess these: Her hair's the stairs. (Rapunzel, of course). Or:

GOOD
WOOD
MAKES
FAKE
BAD
LAD.
TOY
BOY
CRIES,
LIES.
NOSE
GROWS.




OVER IN THE HOLLOW (Chronicle, 2009) uses a familiar pattern to create a read along perfect for Halloween. Join a spider and her one baby, a mummy and her two babies, etc. as they hiss and howl and fly into the night.




FOR JUST ONE DAY (Chronicle, 2009) is great for pretend time with little ones. They can grow a rattle and be a snake or some quills to become a porcupine.




Here is a terrific nonfiction book all about SNOW. Here in Texas it would be a curiosity. However, in places where there are four seasons....
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