Friday, May 10, 2013

Recommended Picture Book: The Wonderful Book by Leonid Gore

Title: The Wonderful Book

Author: Leonid Gore


Publisher: Scholastic Press; Nov 1, 2010

Suitable for: 3-5

Themes/Topics: Forest Animals, Books and Reading, 

Opening: One sunny day, a rabbit saw something wonderful while hopping about in the forest. "What is this?" he asked. "It will make a cozy little house for me!"

Book Summary: When various forest animals discover a mysterious object in the woods, they each use it for a different purpose, until a boy reads aloud from it, much to the animals' delight.

Links to resources:

A few enrichment activities (poems, songs, finger plays and more) can be found here
Drama time. Have your child(ren) act out the the story as you read it. For older kids they can write a screen play for the story then act it out.

Why I like this book:
What is better than a book about a book? Really?!? This was an absolutely wonderful tale. Made me wonder just what would happen if you left a book for a forest creature to find it. Well, in this tale, curiosity and imagination gets the best out of these forest animals who discover a mysterious object, a book, in the woods. Children will be delighted to see all the creative and imaginative ways the animals use the book until a little boy discovers the book and begins to read it aloud. And you will never guess what the story is about. I was tickled pink at the end of the story. This is definitely a wonderful book! Even the name is just too cute! 


Patricia T. said...

This is a great story. Reminds me of Christopher Robbins a bit. Love the cover and the message. Great choice.

Anonymous said...

Looks great. I will check it out. You're right, books about books are pretty special.

Joanne Roberts said...

This reminds me of Winnie-the-Pooh's uses for an Eeyore tail. 'Looks like fun. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Sweet pick!

Anonymous said...

cool book. Looks a lot of fun Thanks for this.