Thursday, November 1, 2012

WMCIR: Fractured Fairy Tales and Monkey Farts

When I saw The Three Ninja Pigs, I knew it was the perfect book for Bobo. Perseverance is still the theme, but the pigs must learn martial arts to protects themselves instead of building sturdy homes. The rhyming text is witty and the illustrations are vibrant. I highly recommend this book for little ninjas. 

Oh, Mo Willems, how I love your humor! Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs is another classic tale with an infusion of the fantastic. The story is a sarcastic re-telling with sinister dinosaurs and a not-quite-as hapless Goldilocks. Our favorite part replaced porridge with pudding and had Goldilocks eating it all up regardless of temperature because, "It's chocolate pudding, right?" 

What's invisible and smells like bananas? Bobo is just the right age for learning jokes. Sure his jokes don't always make sense and often have a punch line of butt, burp or fart, but he's learning. To foster this new-found sense of humor, I brought home Monkeyfarts! Bobo's favorite jokes are the superhero ones.

I shared with the Read Aloud Thursday group, TGIF and Read Learn Explore.


  1. These look wonderful! I love the ninjas!

  2. I have not heard of The Three Ninja Pigs. It looks cute. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I think my boys would love all three of these. They're both little action heroes and are just getting to the age where they're starting to tell jokes and they think farts are hilarious. And let's face it. They are :) Here's our favorite joke at the moment.

    Knock knock.
    Who's There?
    Bear Who?
    Bare Bottom!

    So yeah, I think these will go down a treat:)

    1. I read your comment in my email and forgot to reply on here! I love the bare bottom joke, there are some more like that in the book. Enjoy!


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