Deborah Lee Rose must love parents and teachers. She donated her book Birthday Zoo. She even signed the paperback! Below are my thoughts on the book.
I was excited to read this book when I got it in the mail. I have never read books by this author. After this read, I can’t wait to read more by Ms. Rose. I really enjoyed the book and so did both of my kiddos. It’s all about animals at the zoo getting ready for a little boys birthday. It would make a great birthday gift for a little boy or girl. The illustrations compliment the text and had my daughter talking on and on about what was happening in the story. The text is full of catchy rhymes; such as, “Blow up the balloons,” puffed the raccoons. “Spread out a cloth,” directed the sloth. As a teacher I was thinking of all the opportunities to teach rhyming with this fun book. After one read through, we reread it and as I read I left out the last word in each sentence and my son would fill in the blank with an animal word that rhymed. He had so much fun filling in the blanks and didn’t even know he was working on literacy skills.
Teachers you can even put the sentences on sentence strips and leave out the last word. The student would need to say the last word. I can see a center being made out of this book!
Here’s how to win the book:
1.) Go over to http://www.deborahleerose.com/ and pick one other book besides Birthday Zoo that you would like to read someday. Come back to this post and in the comments section write the name of the book you would like to read by Rose. Leave your email and that is it! Good Luck!
All entries must be in by TODAY Friday, August 14th.Google+