Read-Aloud Tuesday

It’s two days until Halloween…and I could tell before I even began reading.  The first question I was asked, “Did you bring any Halloween books?”  Yes!  The kids are ready for the holiday…there was lots of giggling and silliness during read-aloud time.

Patch by David Slonim

We finished up this from last week.  Lots of giggling throughout the last two chapters, but I’m not sure it was from the story.  This would be perfect to share with children who love their pet dog.

I’m a Frog! by Mo Willems


Review:  Piggie thinks he is a frog.  Gerald doesn’t understand and worries that he, too will become a frog.  When Piggie clarifies that it’s just pretend, Gerald finally understands…but then Piggie is confused.  Why can’t Gerald pretend to be a frog, too?

Piggie and Elephant are almost always a guaranteed hit to read aloud.  This book – released yesterday! – paired beautifully with last week’s Ribbit!  Similar character, similar behavior, but different purpose (friendship versus playing pretend).

Spooky Friends by Jane Feder


Review: Igor the Mummy and Scarlet the Vampire are friends.  The trouble is that they just don’t agree…ever!  Three short chapters capture their unlikely, yet realistic, friendship.  I really like this book.  Today, though, the group was silly…and this sweet story of friendship wasn’t fitting the mood of the group.

Halloween Hustle by Charlotte Gunnufson


Review: Skeleton’s been invited to a party, and he’s in luck: there’s a dance contest!  He just needs to make it to the party in once piece.  With a great groove, this book begs to be read aloud.  Having the kids do a call-and-response chant every time the words “Doing the Halloween hustle” is a way to make this book interactive and memorable.

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