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Read this and you’ll feel better

21 Nov

It is a simple story. Cow meets car. Cow gets car. Cow loses car. You get the picture.

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I mean that literally and figuratively because the text is minimal.

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But what a great read aloud. I can just imagine the kids and I laughing belly laughs. Even though the text is, essentially one word, it’s all about your tone. It is a good book to teach kids about reading with expression and about the effective use of punctuation. Here’s the page that will make you crack up:

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Bet the kids ask you to read that one again. It’s like reading the apple poem inĀ  Love That Dog by Sharon Creech.

I wonder what directions David LaRochelle gave to tho illustrator, Mike Wohnoutka, that helped him create such vivid pictures.

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