Katz, Alan That Stinks! A Punny Show-and-Tell, illustrated by Stephen Gilpin. PICTURE BOOK. Simon and Schuster, 2016. $18.
A rainy day brings show-and-tell early with each student bringing a unique description of their item before presenting it.
While the cover calls this a book of puns, in flavor it really is sarcasm, which most kids don’t really grasp until the 5th or 6th grade. Even in middle school sarcasm is still a very touchy to use. So the intended audience of this book is slightly mysterious to me. Without an adult explaining each page, younger children just won’t get it.
EL – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher