Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Did you remember the...

Put It On The List!  Okay, I doubt this book is destined to win the Pulitzer Prize... BUT it cracked me up!  I can't tell you how many times the same things have happened to our family... Did you remember toilet paper? No.  Did you remember syrup? No.  Did you remember jelly? No.  Did you remember the cereal? No.  Every time I go to the grocery store, I forget at least one or two important items... so does the mother chicken in this book.

     It's one of those books that had me laughing outloud in the bookstore, for no particular reason except that it just plain cracked me up... "On Monday, they had pancakes with no syrup (ketchup makes a poor replacement); on Tuesday they had toothbrushes but no toothpaste (no matter that chickens lack teeth)..." and then the toilet paper incident!  I loved the simple, but silly illustrations. 
     And what would I use it for?  Perhaps to nudge a piece of narrative about the time you forgot an item at the store or perhaps to use the chronological structure to organize writing.  Perhaps to use during a study of inferring.  But mainly just to have a jolly good time reading it outloud!

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