Monday, April 1, 2013

Book of the Month: Down by the Cool of the Pool

It's April! According to the calendar and the daffodils in my front yard, spring is here. There are so many fun things in this tale. The photos are bright and hilarious. The text is not only catchy, but is written in a way that reminds you of ripples in the water.
"Down by the pool
in the cool of the day.
Frog cried, "Wheeeee!
Can you dance like me?"
Duck came to see.
I can dance too.
But not like you.
I can flap."
"So Duck went "flap"
and Frog cried, "Wheeeee!
Can you dance like me?"
Down by the cool of the pool.
And you can only imagine the fun that ensues as Pig, Sheep, Cat, Dog, and many more animals join in the dance. I'm not sure I can even read this one sitting still! It seems perfect for busy toddlers, active preschoolers, and curious kindergartners!
Just like Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears and The Lion and the Mouse, this is a fun way to learn about onomatopoeia; the examples are endless: whooop, wheeeee, plop, splash, and many more!
What is your favorite silly story?

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