It’s Wacky Wednesday and to get your little one into the reading spirit we have three wacky children’s books that are bound to get a few laughs and even some silly faces from your little reader.
Wacky Wednesday by Dr Seuss
I have so many good feelings about this book because it brings back memories from my childhood. The story is about a baffled little child who wakes up one day to discover everything out of place. No one except for this child notices the wackiness in the surroundings. New readers will discover the wacky things that are wrong on every page while at the same time sharpening their ability to observe as well as read. Your child will have fun picking out all the wrong things on the pages and he/she will be enticed to thoroughly observe and participate in the reading process.
Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas.
I cannot imagine anyone not breaking down into little giggles while reading this entertaining number. Rhyming Dust Bunnies is a wonderful spin on rhyming text making it a great accessory to solidify your child’s rhyming skills. The book explores the characters Ed, Ned and Ted who are dust bunnies that love to rhyme. While the fourth character, Bob, does not know how to communicate through rhyming. This is a great book to read aloud with your child. Children can identify the rhyming words and add to the list of word families used in the book.
Bark George by Jules Feiffer
This book has everything you could want in a story time read: A lovable star, animal sounds, humor in abundance and a mother who experiences frustration, worry and joy because of her puppy. The story opens with George’s mother asking him to bark. When he says, “Meow” she corrects him and has him try again and again – each attempt finds a new animal sound coming out of George’s mouth, and mom becoming increasingly frustrated. Every mom will be able to relate to George’s poor old mom. She takes George to the vet, who manages to find the source of George’s problems and George finally does bark…everyone is happy. There is also a nice twist at the very end, that may fly over your toddler’s head but will definitely make the moms laugh. Definitely a story time winner!