Knock Knock by Tammi Sauer

Knock KnockKnock Knock by Tammi Sauer; illustrated by Guy Francis. 2018.

Brief summary: Bear is trying to get ready for winter and settle into hibernation when he keeps getting interrupted with knocks on his door.

Comments: A cute and clever story unfolds with the illustrations moving the story along with each knock knock joke. I would introduce this with the kindergarten unit on how animals get ready for winter.

 

Life on Mars by Jon Agee

Life on Mars

Life on Mars by Jon Agee; illustrated by Jon Agee. 2017. Dial Books for Young Readers.

Brief summary: A young boy astronaut lands on Mars and brings a box of cupcakes to give to any life forms he discovers. He walks around believing he is alone but realizes his misconception when he returns to his rocket.

Comment: Humorous story.  Students will like to see if the boy  ever realizes there is more life on Mars than a yellow flower or not.

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Nanette’s Baquette by Mo Willems

Nanette's Baquette by Mo Willems

Nanette’s Baguette by Mo Willems; illustrated by Mo Willems. 2016. “Handcrafted cardboard-and-paper constructions which were photographed and digitally integrated with photographed illustration and additions.”

Brief summary: Nanette is sent to the baker for the first time to get a baguette which her temptation get the better of her. She confesses to her mother that yes, she did go to the baker and bought the baguette, but ate it unable to control her temptation for the warm and wonderful smelling bread. Her mother takes Nanette to the baker, Juliette, to get another when the mother follows the same lack of control and gobbles up the bread as well.

Comments: Silly, exaggerated rhyming that children find delightful in repeating all of the words that rhyme with Nanette. There are photos in the back of how the illustrations are made for the book.

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