Friday, March 15, 2013

PPBF: Rhyming Dust Bunnies

Here's my choice for Perfect Picture Book:
Rhyming Dust Bunnies
Written and Illustrated by Jan Thomas
Beach Lane Books, 2009

Suitable for: Ages

Theme/Topic: Rhyming, Listening to your friends

Opening: Hello! We are Ed, Ned, Ted ... and Bob.
We rhyme all the time!

Brief Synopsis: As three dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, and Ted, are demonstrating how much they love to rhyme, a fourth, Bob is trying to warn them of approaching danger. — from the Library of Congress Summary

Link to resources: Here's a Rhyme Time lesson plan for kindergarten students. You may even want to find some dust bunnies at your house and "clean them up." This book at 126 words would be easy to act out. Perhaps you could get some cleaning done while you do it! Jan Thomas has Things to Do, including a page on the Rhyming Dust Bunnies.

Why I like this book: The combination of simple illustrations and text make this perfect for my kiddo. It's a well loved library book as the pages are falling out. I'll have to point that out when I return it! It has a simple rhyme with Bob being the odd man out, but with something very important to share. His friends keep ignoring him until the end when they turn to him for help.

For more Perfect Picture Book Fridays books, check out Susanna Leonard Hill's blog.



25 comments:

  1. My kindergarten kids love this book - it's so much fun. And I love that they are also learning!

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  2. That sounds so cute and great to introduce chores. I'm just starting with little chores for Matthew so this will be great.

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    1. They think chores are fun at this age. I love it.

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  3. I love the rhyming. Ed, Ned, and Ted. I thought it is going to be about the dust bunnies we find around the bed posts and under the couch. LOL...

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  4. Sounds like a fun book to read. I don't like the dust bunnies that are found under the bed, but I think I'd like the dust bunnies found in this book. : ) Thanks for sharing about it.

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    1. The ones in the book are very pleasant.

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  5. I'm fascinated to find out what role the Library of Congress plays! I hope our library has this...

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    1. Wendy, It's the summary on the copyright page. I often study those to find out a one line summary of a book.

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  6. I have lots of dust bunnies in my house, but I don't think they rhyme. :(

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  7. Stacy, I laughed at the title and the cover...definitely must look for this one.

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  8. Love that Bob as the odd-one out! Sounds full of fun.

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    1. Bob's trying to warn them, but ... he doesn't rhyme.

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  9. Such a great cover. Such an unusual topic, but I like the different humor.

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  10. This looks hilarious, Stacy! And so much fun with the rhyme...kids will love it.:) I'll try to get a copy...maybe it will help me with my picture book writing rhyme journey.:)

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    1. Vivian, I hope you can find it. I told the library the copy we checked out was falling apart. So, I hope it's still in circulation. :) It's a very simple rhyme, but very cute.

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  11. Rhyming dust bunnies! Could it get any better than that?! Makes me dance with JOY just thinking about it. I've not ever seen this book. I'll for sure have to check it out! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. This looks like my kind of silly fun - and I have the dust bunny collection right here under my desk to act out the book all by myself. I'm feeding them potato chip crumbs as I write. No joke.

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  13. I have seen this book, but don't remember reading it. Must check the library this arvo! Dust bunnies are everywhere here too. :)

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