Basic word play is delightfully presented for the younger set while featuring silly real-life photographs to illustrate their literal meaning. What do you call a monster with a banana in each ear? Well, nothing. He may not be able to hear you. In case it is true that cats eat mice cream cones in summertime or that a Stinkerbell is a fairy who hasn't taken a shower, there is sufficient evidence for curious readers to verify. There are a few graphic riddles that add to this crazy type of humor. At one point, a toilet rolls down a hill to get to the bottom. Burps go in one side and sneak out the other end. Later, a pirate's bathroom is found on the poop deck. No need to worry though, since every riddle is a simple joke intended for the gentlest heart under the age of six. Language Arts instruction comes alive with hilarious examples about a variety of subjects so that children understand a fun side of the English language. There is also a brief listing of additional books as well as a FactHound website for further online exploring. Additional topical books in the set include animals, bugs, dogs, monsters, school, sports, and knock-knock jokes. Reviewer: Susan Treadway, M.Ed.
Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)
Meet the Author
Gail Saunders-Smith is an assistant education professor at Youngstown State University in Ohio. She is also an independent staff developer, writer, and editor. She presents nationally at conferences on literacy development and instruction and has written numerous articles, children's non-fiction books, and professional resources.
Gail holds a B.S. and M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University and a M.S. in Administration and Supervision from Youngstown State University. She completed post-graduate work at The Ohio State University and earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from The University of Akron.
Gail is a former classroom teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, and Reading/Language Arts K-12 Supervisor and Coordinator of State and Federal Programs for the Summit County ESC.