…And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon

bookby Janet Stevens
AR Reading Level 2.6; 0.5 points
Available at Amazon.com

Summary: The characters from “Hey Diddle Diddle” need to reassemble so the story can be read again at bedtime tonight, but Dish and Spoon haven’t returned.  The other characters search for them through fairy tale/Mother Goose land.  Eventually they find Dish and Spoon, and the rhyme can resume. 

This book is very witty and kids will enjoy the references to the nursery rhymes.  That is, if they know the nursery rhymes.  The wit is the main thing to study in this book.

Activities: This is a good Read-Aloud for 1-3, but only if children know the original nursery rhymes.  Don’t assume children know traditional nursery rhymes!  Read the nursery rhymes to younger kids; Mother Goose, in particular, is good for phonemic awareness.  Older kids can read this book independently and appreciate the wit and wordplay.

Posted in Book Reviews by Corey Green @ Feb 3, 2010

 

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