Monday, June 25, 2012

WMCIR: The Greedy Python

Bobo's favorite book from this round has been The Greedy Python by Richard Buckley with illustrations by Eric Carle. The greedy python is hungry and gobbles up everyone he comes across. He eats a rat, a monkey and even an elephant. Then, the python begins to feel ill when all the animals start jumping around in his belly. After the animals escape, the python finds an even better treat, his own tail. He's so greedy, he eats himself right up and disappears. Bobo's favorite picture is the greedy python's swollen belly after he's eaten the elephant. This book is part of a new series of easy readers, so the text has simple structure with vocabulary that can be identified by the illustrations. So far, I've really enjoyed what I've been seeing.

As I've said in several other posts, I adore Mo Willems' books. I finally coaxed Bobo into telling the Pigeon, "No!" He gets it, now, and thinks telling him no is really funny. He did say, we'd have to let the pigeon stay up a little later because he said Please. If we ask for something nicely in our family, we try to say Yes. After a couple of seconds, he told the pigeon to go to bed now.

From the author of the Do Princesses... finally comes a book for boys and girls. This is my favorite of this series because a super hero can be a girl or a boy as shown in the illustrations of a boy and his little sister. The rhyming text and colorful illustrations make this a fun read aloud. Bobo loved that the teddy bear and dog were both dressed like super heroes. His favorite part of the book was the very end where the boy is looking at his father and asking if there is a difference between regular heroes and super heroes. 

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