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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

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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

School Library Journal
This is a companion to Reid's Something Funny Happened at the Library (ALA, 2003). The first two parts provide 10 humorous story programs-five aimed at preschoolers and five for school-aged children (K-4). With minor tweaking, all of them can be adapted for either audience as well as for family programs. Each one provides read-aloud suggestions and movement activities. There are also great storytelling tips that include everything from how to hold the book to what props to use and how to use them to make the program as funny as possible. Reid also includes an additional list of titles that can be substituted, jokes, call-and-response chants, short storybooks, songs, and musical activities. The last part of the book is a bibliography of "The Funniest Books in Your Library." Picture books, easy readers, graphic novels and manga, chapter books, poetry, folklore, and songbooks are included and a list of "Robbie Awards," Reid's picks for the funniest picture book and chapter book of the year from 2000 to 2010, rounds out this high-spirited resource.—Renee McGrath, Nassau Library System, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838994047
Publisher:
ALA Editions
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
523 KB

Meet the Author

Rob Reid is the very popular author of numerous books on children’s programming for ALA Editions. He has also written resource books for Upstart Books, as well as two picture books. In addition, he writes regular columns on programming and children’s literature for LibrarySparks and Book Links magazines. He teaches courses on children’s and adolescent literature and a variety of library topics at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. He conducts workshops throughout North America on ways to make literature come alive for children. His website is Rappin' Rob.

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