So today's review is a little different from the norm, because it's actually a review of a children's picture book that I read for a project in my Children's Literature Class. I had to make a puppet representing a character from any children's novel intended for ages 0-5, so I picked That Is Not A Good Idea! by Mo Willems.
This will only be a short review, since it's only a short book, and I don't want to give away too much!
Inspired by the evil villains and innocent damsels of silent movies, Willems tells the tale of a hungry fox who invites a plump goose to dinner. As with the beloved Pigeon books, kids will be calling out the signature refrain and begging for repeated readings. The funny details in the full-color illustrations by three-time Caldecott Honoree Mo Willems will bring nonstop laughter to story time.
This was such a cute read! It was recommended to me by the librarian at the school I work at, and after I finished reading it, I knew it had to be the book I make my puppet for!
Oh by the way, if you're wondering, this is how it turned out...
I HIGHLY recommend this book! In fact, I want to get it one day when I have kids!
I'm really loving this Children's Literature course, because honestly, I haven't read all that many children's picture books, at least, not since I was in that age where children read them. So having an excuse to read so many great, award winning ones is so nice!
Like I said, I highly recommend this one! It's cute, funny, and has the most unsuspecting ending ever!! it shocked me and my co-worker, who I gave the book to read afterwards while we were on our breaks in the teachers' lounge.
Definitely check it out if you get the chance.
The Romance Bookie :)