Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Books: "My Book about ME" Dr. Suess

Do you know the book, My Book about ME, by Dr. Suess? It's adorable. It's funny. It's fun. It covers all the basics and more in such a very fresh way even though it's been around for a long time. Each of our children had one and it's one of my favorite books for 4, 5 and 6 year olds!

I love using this book with children who are learning English as a Second Language. (I teach one 2nd Grade English class) The humor in it makes the book very usable with older children and helps stimulate great conversation.

We're getting back on track from the weekend away and I have some Francesca projects to share with you asap. Meanwhile, puppy is my constant daytime companion and shadow and it only seemed natural to let him step in as my model today. Did you know that Dr. Suess wrote Green Eggs and Ham with less than 50 words? As I was taking photos, I was thinking about a fact that I just learned: dogs can understand 300 words. Something to look forward to!

Something you might like:Reading Dog (Francesca wants to train our puppy to become a Therapy or Reading dog like Grady)
Little House on the Prairie
Elsa Beskow, Swedish Children's Book Writer and Illustrator
Wild Animals (not pictured below)

2 comments:

  1. Dr Suess is the greatest for learning with fun!
    jend'isère

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    1. I'm just a "forever fan..." Great to hear from you!

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Thank you!