Tuesday, July 19, 2016

That Stinks! A Punny Show-and-Tell by Alan Katz - OPTIONAL

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

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