This week I continued with my reading challenge.
I’m Not Cute by Jonathan Allen
This book was a joy to read. I think it perfectly captures the mind set of kids. I know some kids that absolutely hate being called cute and this is just the mindset of baby owl. The ending is so accurate as well. I would give this about a 7/10 because it was a good book but there was nothing very exciting about it.
Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta
This book was different from anything else I’ve read. This book has such dark illustrations and cover that I thought it was a scary book. I was corrected and surprised. The book follows a little boy who is on a mission at nighttime but gets stopped by his mother and is forced to go to bed. This would be a perfect bedtime story but not so much in the classroom. For this reason, I would give it a 6/10.
If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Ed Emberley and Rebecca Emberley
This book would be perfect for an interactive activity for younger students. The entire book is the “If You’re Happy and You Know It” song but replaced with monsters. I would probably never use this book for any sit and read story because there is no real story line to follow. For this reason, I would give it a 4/10 because the uses are limited in my opinion.
Grumblebunny by Bob Hartman
This was my favorite picture book this week because it was so funny. Grumblebunny is about a family of bunnies where three of the bunnies are happy and joyful but one is grumpy and likes to sleep. Well, the bunnies find themselves in a situation and Grumblebunny is the only one who sees the trouble. I would recommend this as a read because it really shows that there is not always good in everything. 9/10
Aaaarrgghh! Spider! by Lydia Monks
I picked this book because I thought it would be scary so I would have a pick for Halloween. Well, I was wrong. This sweet spider just wanted to have a family and this book shows the steps he goes through in order to become part of the family. I thought it was very sweet and had a funny ending. 8/10.
The BFG by Roald Dahl
This book was very quick and easy to read. I would recommend this book as a classroom book. If you haven’t already, check out my Thursday Quotables post for a little more in about the book! 8/10.
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
This is a classic book and one I’ve seen used in many classrooms. This is one that I plan to use in my own classroom because it is great for discussions and projects. Plus, we can watch a movie at the end and compare the two! 9/10.