Yep. I found another great book that’s not on the list. Susanna’s list that is. Not only is this review part of the Cheerios first Author Series, it is also part of Susanna Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Friday list of recommended picture books with resources. On her blog she has many books that come with a recommendation and review along with resources for activities and discussion for parents, teachers and others looking for help picking out a book and maybe looking deeper into it with resources.
And as far as the First Author Series go I have collected books from Cheerio boxes on the Spoonful of Stories Program where the author is a first time published author and a winner of the contest.For the next several weeks I will feature one of these books. And the next two Tuesdays I will be featuring the 2010 winner of this famous contest, Ron Rauss in an interview. So be sure and tune in to read about it.
Title: What’s Under the Bed?
Appropriate for ages: four to eleven
Published by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers 2008, Fiction
Themes: Humor, bedtime, monsters, rhyme, imagination, feelings
First three Sentences: “Time for bed, Fred!” : “But I want to play with Ted.” : “No,no, it’s time to lay down your head.”
Summary of book: When Fred goes to bed he thinks there is a monster under the bed but after freaking himself out and he gets the courage to look he finds out it is only his Ted.
Resources: There weren’t a lot of resources on this book but one great site on feelings was about kids talking about feeling scared http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/thought/comments_scared.html teacher’s guides about sleeping : http://science.education.nih.gov/supplements/nih3/sleep/guide/info-sleep.htm :
Why I love it: Because it is a monster book in disguise! This is an endearing look into a child’s mind when he gets scared at bedtime. It’s simple with one sentence a page. And the illustrations are imaginative creations in black and white with only an accent of red.
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