Great Book: Fun Size by Gill Davies with illustrations by Gary Neill (1997, Reading’s Fun, Ltd.)
Back of the Book: “Learning about size can be enormous fun! This book explores the extremes: as the flaps open out so the funny creatures stretch and grow – or meet animals of an entirely different size or weight. The funny pictures and amusing poems will delight small children, while at the same time helping them to learn about sizes and opposites. Educational and great fun!!!”
Quote: “Light frogs can rest on lily pads: They are the perfect size. But if a heavy walrus sits on one, he has a wet surprise!!!”
My Review: I absolutely loved this book when I was little. I still love it, and I’m almost 10! I love the flaps and the rhymes and the AMAZING illustrations!!! My dad says it is also great for math and measurement, geometry and shapes, and just plain fun reading out loud.
* Every Tuesday we introduce you to a favorite book from our secret book room, and give you a unique “recipe for fun” this week over on our Book Cook page…
Today’s great book:An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni (1994, Alfred Knopf Inc.)
Time to Read: short and sweet; bedtime; when you need a good laugh
Summary: from the inside cover…”For three frogs, an ordinary day on Pebble Island becomes extraordinary when one of them discovers a beautiful white egg. Although they’ve never seen a chicken egg, they’re sure that’s what it is. So, when the egg hatches and out crawls a long, green, scaly, four-legged creature, they naturally call it….a chicken!”
Best Quote: “Alligator!” said Marilyn. “What a silly thing to say!” And the three frogs couldn’t stop laughing.
Our View:Leo Lionni is a must-have children’s author for your book collection. He has written many children’s books and all of them are worth gold. This funny story about three frogs, one egg, a chicken, and an alligator is just right for a quick bedtime story and some wonderful belly laughs! The artwork is colorful and simple and the case of mistaken identity that fuels the plot of this great book will really surprise you.
Remember to visit our Book Cook page for the recipe – “Alligator Baby” – created by the kids to accompany this particular book.