So guys…I have GOT to tell you about this book.
I grabbed it completely at random at the library.
We had gone to the library for storytime, and the librarians’ “tip of the day” was to use books-on-tape paired with the book because they engage both visual and auditory input.
Once storytime was over, me and my littles went over to the book-on-tape section. I found that most of the them seemed too advanced (after all, Chicka Chicka is only 4), but then I saw this one.
I Want My Hat Back, by Jon Klassen.
Well, we’ll give it a go, I thought.
After all, it had a Theodor Seuss Geisel (re: Dr. Seuss) Honor sticker on it.
A few days passed, and on Saturday, while we were eating breakfast, my husband asked me, “Hey, so have you read that book?”
He started laughing and handed me the book.
And guys, this book is seriously so funny.
Not in the usual, only-makes-kids-laugh kind of humor.
It’s subtle- so subtle that my daughter didn’t get it until we explained it to her.
It’s like those gems of kid’s TV shows where there is humor for adults (not adult humor!), if you listen carefully.
So go check this book out! If your children are older than mine (probably 6 and up), it would be a great book for practicing inference.
And if your children are younger, read it to them anyways, and throw your head back and laugh while your children stare at you.