You know a book is good when your students want you to read it to them over and over again.
And you know a book is great
when you don't mind doing it!
A book in our classroom that fits into this category is
Here Comes the Big, Mean Dust Bunny by Jan Thomas.
After being asked to read it once again at school today, I suddenly realized it needed to be my
Picture Book Pick of the Week.
This book doesn't have a lot of text, but each word is made to count.
It has fun rhymes, lots of humour, and the pictures are delightful in their simplicity.
The story opens by introducing us to a cast of friendly critters, as well as to the not so friendly dust bunny.
The dust bunny is definitely a grouch and he's not interested in playing nicely with the cute gang of critters when they approach him.
Instead he wants to do naughty things like...
and SIT on his companions.
But there's more than one naughty character in the book and soon the dust bunny finds himself in trouble when a bigger bully comes along.
Luckily he is helped by the other characters who tug on him until he POPS back to normal.
After being helped by his newfound buddies, the dust bunny experiences his first smile and realizes that perhaps having some friends around is a good thing!
This book is short, sweet, and never fails to entertain.
It teaches a cute lesson on friendship
and its a great way to tie in with a lesson on
I've joined this Picture Book Pick of the Week post up with Deanna Jump's Let's Talk About Books linky party.
You can check it out HERE!
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