Rhyme Crime by Jon Burgerman

Rhyme CrimeRhyme Crime by Jon Burgerman; illustrated by Jon Burgerman. 2018. Published by Dial Books for Young Readers.

Brief summary: Hammy’s hat is stolen and switched for a cat. A mystery shadow hand is seen throughout the book taking and switching it with rhyming items from the many characters in this silly and clever book of rhymes. Who is this mysterious thief? Will the police catch the perpetrator? Where did it all go wrong?

Comments: I can’t wait to share this with primary students when we go back to school. Students will need to think of a rhyming word that could match what was just stolen by the mystery hand. Turn the page to see if they are correct and then get ready for the next character on the right side of the page that gets something stolen.

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Don’t Blink! by Tom Booth

Don't blink!

Don’t Blink! by Tom Booth; illustrated by Tom Booth. 2017. Illustrations are a combination of traditional and digital techniques. Published by Feiwel and Friends.

Brief summary: A little girl sitting criss-cross applesauce on the left side of the opened book stares at the reader while several animals come along asking her what is it that she is doing. They all join in with the staring contest being very careful not to blink.

Comments: A cute and fun read for young readers who will then want to have a staring contest with the closest person near them.

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