Monday, July 22, 2013

Funny Books

I just got back from vacation and picked up two new books that are VERY humorous. {Well, I think they are funny.} 
The first book is called The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers


Poor Duncan just wants to color. 
But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing the crayons have had enough! They quit!
Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon.
This is the layout of the book you can see the letter on the left side from the green crayon
and the illustration on the right. 
If you see, this book pick it up and buy it! 
I only read the first page and knew I had to have it.
I love the illustrations and the format of the boy receiving letters from each crayon upset about something.
The letters written by the crayons are loaded with voice!!! 

The second book is called Oliver and His Alligator 
by Peter Schmid

          ABOUT THE BOOK 
Oliver is nervous about the first day of school, so he picks up an alligator at the swamp, just in case. And boy, does it come in handy! Whenever anything scares Oliver--be it a teacher, a classmate, or the prospect of learning "everything"-the alligator makes the problem go away. Quickly, school becomes much simpler . . . and a little lonely

I love that this book is about being nervous on the first day of school. I can picture kids laughing loudly when they hear this book. Students will think it's wildly funny because it's so far fetched and outrageous. 

I plan to read this book on the first day of school and use this book when I teach a unit of study on illustrations. 


  1. Great book suggestions!! I'm going to add them to my wishlist at Amazon.
    Connie Anderson
    Welcome To First Grade Room 5

  2. I'm familiar with the first but not the second. Thanks for sharing!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  3. Digging out my Barnes & Noble gift cards even as we speak! Thanks for sharing these.


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