What's Black and White and Reid All Over?: Something Hilarious Happened at the Library by Rob Reid | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
What's Black and White and Reid All Over? Something Hilarious Happened at the Library

What's Black and White and Reid All Over? Something Hilarious Happened at the Library

by Rob Reid
     
 

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Best-selling children's author Reid knows a thing or two about getting kids' attention and holding it. His advice? Cut out the blah-blah-blah and make 'em laugh! In his new book, aimed squarely at the preschool/elementary school crowd, he highlights dozens of programming and title suggestions that are surefire ways to banish young ones' yawns permanently,

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Best-selling children's author Reid knows a thing or two about getting kids' attention and holding it. His advice? Cut out the blah-blah-blah and make 'em laugh! In his new book, aimed squarely at the preschool/elementary school crowd, he highlights dozens of programming and title suggestions that are surefire ways to banish young ones' yawns permanently, including

Humorous lesson plans, organized by age group, with storytelling tips for maximum yuks Several book lists of the funniest titles published since 2000, encompassing picture books, books for beginning readers, graphic novels and Manga, juvenile fiction, poetry, and other literature More than a dozen original fingerplays, songs, activities and stories, along with a new "Rappin' Rob Rap"
With the hilarious ideas and ready-to-use programs in this book, your storytimes will be the laugh factory of the library!

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Donna L. Phillips
This is the latest installment in read-aloud and book program fare from respected expert Reid. He revisits humor, the focus of his publication, Something Funny Happened On The Way To The Library (American Library Association, 2007). Parts 1 and 2 each describe five programs, the first for preschool to early grades, the second for intermediate to age fourteen. Each program includes singing and movement to round out the reading of picture books and, for older readers, selections from chapter books. Those new to interactive book talking will appreciate his instructions for hamming up particular titles. Seasoned users will be grateful for the flexibility Reid provides to tailor programs to the tastes, time slots, and collection at hand. Part 3, "The Funniest Books in Your Library," includes seven chapters on genres from picture books to manga to derivative folk tales and music, all published since 2000, with a generous sample of materials published in 2010. Librarians who do not need a fresh, funny program may still wish to visit Part 3 for collection development, especially if users frequently bug them (as so many often do) with "Do you have something funny?" Depending on the sensitivity of their funny bones, some children may think hilarious is hyperbole, but like any good jester, Reid spills out enough material to make it likely that all but the dourest will at least chuckle. Librarians, especially rookies or those responsible for both children and youth, will find this a particularly helpful purchase. Reviewer: Donna L. Phillips

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838911471
Publisher:
ALA Editions
Publication date:
04/28/2012
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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