Click here to see my Kids Book Club wiki for Umbrella Summer. This was my first online kids book club which we now call our Bluebonnet Book Club. Each year I update the website with a new list of twenty books nominated for the Texas Bluebonnet Award. I update the wiki each time I present a library lesson on one of the nominees.
IDuring library lessons, I finished up our Favorite Storybook Characters unit with Mo Willems books with a focus on Pigeon. We read Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late and The Duckling Has a Cookie!?
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We made the TP roll Pigeon and they turned out great. Students have been practicing oral story retelling so they can go home and share with their families.
Our bedtime storybooks:
Barrys Best Buddy by Renee French
Nighttime Ninja by Barbara De Costa
Tea with Rex by Molly Idle
Plaidypus Lost by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
I read any and all books by this sister team. You know the book will be wonderful.
This story goes around and around.
A young girl's grandmother stitches her a stuffed toy out of her grandpa's old plaid shirt-hence the name Plaidypus. The girls is so pleased with her new special toy that she promises Grandma that she will never lose him, but then she does exactly that. Not only does she lose him, she loses him repeatedly throughout the story. She forgets him at the park, she forgets him at the store, she forgets him at the lake, and then the poor creature blows out of her family's car window and ending up in tattered pieces. Plus he's kinda creepy looking to begin with. I can see this as a successful library read aloud because of the girl's carelessness with her precious toy. The kids will be horrified. I can hear them now saying "Oh no! not again!"Of course the natural question to end the story with will be "Do you think the girl will lose her Plaidypus again or try harder to keep up with him?" My money is on it getting lost again.