Silly Read Alouds

29 Feb Silly Read Alouds

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.” -Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 is Read Across America Day, a celebration of reading that honors the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, known to most of us as Dr. Seuss. Celebrate by sharing a silly read aloud with a child. Here are some of my favorites with links to La Porte County Public Library’s online catalog:

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Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins tells the tale of Bruce, a grumpy epicure who becomes the reluctant adoptive parent to four goslings. Laugh along with the hilarious illustrations as Bruce attempts to makes the best of the situation.

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In Stinky Smelly Feet: A Love Story by Margie Palatini, Douglas and Delores have a barrier in their relationship – foot odor. In my favorite line from the story, police officers instruct Douglas to “COME OUT WITH YOUR SHOES ON!”

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In This is a Moose by Richard T. Morris, Director Billy Waddler attempts to film a documentary of a moose in his natural habitat. Moose and his uncooperative friends try the director’s patience, and ultimately, an entirely different film is created.

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In Secret Pizza Party by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri, a wiley raccoon disguises himself to get access to his favorite food. He outwits his enemies (broom-launching robots and the pizza delivery guy) and gains admittance to a masquerade pizza party.

Request one of these picture books to read, laugh, and celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday!