|Child finds the ending, then reads the sentence.|
One of my favorite books is Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood. It's all about self-confidence and parts of a child's personality. Here's the review on Amazon---
"I'm as quick as a cricket, I'm as slow as a snail. I'm as small as an ant, I'm as large as a whale." Parents and teachers choose this big square book for the message of self-confidence. Toddlers love it for the singsong phrases and Don Wood's large, silly, endearing illustrations, which feature a boy mimicking different kinds of animals. At one point, he is pictured sipping tea formally with a fancy poodle ("I'm as tame as a poodle") and on the very next page he is swinging through trees ("I'm as wild as a chimp"). Whether brave or shy, strong or weak, in the end the young boy celebrates all different, apparently contradictory parts of himself. With a confident grin, he lifts his arms up and declares, "Put it all together and you've got ME!"
The repetitive line is great for my kids, but I always try to add visuals. Some of the vocabulary is new, and good icons help with comprehension. I've made some of my own boards in the past, but on Boardmaker Share, I found this great set, complete with a real Basset hound picture, and a poodle. I rearranged the symbols a bit so that the child can manipulate the symbols to make a new sentence following the same pattern for every page.
Here's a link to download the Boardmaker verson--With this, you can change things even more!
Here's a link to download the pdf version---you can't change the board, but it's still good!
I do appreciate the person who put this up on Boardmaker Share to begin with.
Thanks, kind person!
(This picture is actually about 8 years old--the girl is now in high school!)
So, that's my share of the day! This is a great book and if you have additional thoughts or ideas about it, please share!