By Lori Forcey, GSLP Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
For our final Book Nook this year, we’re celebrating the end of school with a focus on books that make reading fun and provide lots and lots of giggles.
The Book With No Pictures, by BJ Novak: Yes that’s right, this story has no pictures. But for what it lacks in illustrations, it more than makes up for in hilarious prose that will leave kids howling. Read this one out loud, as the book stipulates that the narrator of the story has to say everything printed on the pages. What follows is a gobbledygook-laden parade of words that poke fun at the narrator over and over again. Just try to keep a straight face as you read this gem, which can be found at your local library.
When A Dragon Moves In, by Jodi Moore: When a dragon moves into the sandcastle a little boy has built on the beach, it causes A LOT of trouble. But mom, dad and sister don’t see the dragon, so the blame falls on the boy. It’s up to the reader to decide if the dragon is really there... Find this fun one at your local library.
Monster’s New Undies, by Samantha Berger: Monster needs new undies, and oh, the drama! He can’t find just the right pair. What will he do? Heavy on silly rhymes and preschool-level humor, this one is particularly popular with new potty trainers. Find this silly title (with audio available!) in our Family Lending Library.
Bonus Books! For families looking for a story to help with the transition to kindergarten (or just between classrooms): Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes (Litwin; available in our Lending Library), Countdown to Kindergarten (McGhee), i carry your heart with me (Cummings), What If…? (Browne), Annabelle Swift, Kindergartener (Schwartz), Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (Park; a chapter book!), It’s Back to School We Go! (Jackson), and The Twelve Days of Kindergarten (Rose).