Saturday, October 9, 2010

Book Review: Can You Make a Scary Face by Jan Thomas

Book: Can You Make a Scary Face?
Author: Jan Thomas
Illustrator: Jan Thomas
Published: 2009
Source: Local library

A ladybug asks readers to play pretend. Prompts include a tickly bug, a little dancing, and a giant hungry frog--who then shows up! Yikes!

Oh, Jan Thomas. Ever since Where Will Fat Cat Sit, you’ve been a sure thing for storytime-doing librarians everywhere. This one is especially perfect for toddler storytime, with Thomas' trademark thick lines, bright colors, and solid backgrounds, just right for a big group. Storywise, there's a variety of options for jumping around and wiggling, not to mention extremely silly faces on the part of the librarian.

1 comment:

DCG and JAG said...

I use this one all the time with my Kindergarten kids ... they love to hear it over and over again (and to see me act silly). In fact they beg me to read it when we have a couple of minutes at the end of class. Sometimes even my 1st graders ask to hear it again.