Wednesday, April 24, 2013

That Is NOT a Good Idea!

The prolific Mo Willems is back with a new picture book that comes with its own Greek chorus. That Is NOT a Good Idea! is a tale about a fox, a plump goose and dinner. Fox spies Goose. Like in a silent movie, the next two pages is text that says “What luck!” “Dinner!” Fox asks goose if she would like to go for a stroll. She says yes. Immediately, a gosling pops up to say, “That is NOT a good idea!” He invites her to continue the walk in the deep, dark woods. Now two goslings pop up to say, “That is REALLY NOT a good idea!” At each point in the story, one more gosling appears and one more REALLY is added to the chorus. The ending will surprise and delight the reader. It is a great book to read aloud, especially if you have a Greek chorus of your own.

NOT A GOOD IDEA The book was just published yesterday, April 23, 2013. The Sonoma County Library is waiting for several copies to arrive. A cute preview of the book is on YouTube.

Two out of two first graders who read this book love it!  One loved it so much, he read it twice.

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