Buddy and the Bunnies in Don’t Play with Your Food! by Bob Shea

Schema: eating

Text-to-Self: monsters, funny stories, playing with food

Summary: List the tactics that the bunnies used in order not to be eaten.

Synthesis: Talk about what you eat and how you could play with it. Would playing with it make you not want to eat it? How did the bunnies surprise the monster with this idea at the end of the story?

Bob Shea’s books are always funny for both the child and the adult. This one in particular was such a funny surprise to me at the end. One of the traits of a good read aloud is that the one reading it aloud never gets tired of it, and this one meets that criteria. It’s smart and thought-provoking.


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