Tuesday, October 25, 2011

If You're Hoppy by April Pulley Sayre - ESSENTIAL

Sayre, April Pulley If You're Hoppy illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic 32 pg. Green Willow Books, 2011. PICTURE BOOK. $16.99. If you aren't happy prior to reading this, you will be after! Read (or sung) to the old tune "If You're Happy and You Know It," this book explores different actions and different animals associated with those actions. This would be the perfect storytime book as the kids could move right along with the story. It could also be turned into a critical thinking activity as they try to come up with other animals associated with those actions.
The story doesn't match the song verbatim so there will have to be some improv, but you can't help but sing along as you get pulled into this bright, vibrant story. The illustrations are just as hoppy and happy as the text. EL(K-3)-ESSENTIAL. Whitney, Library-Teacher.

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