With the success of I Must Have Bobo!, I was not surprised when the preschoolers returned this week wanting to read "the Bobo book." Luckily, I had this sequel ready and waiting.
The battle between Willy and his cat, Earl, continues over the beloved sock monkey, Bobo.
Willy is trying to read a book with his sock monkey, Bobo, and Earl the cat keeps trying to take Bobo.
Frustrated by Earl (and the fact that in the book he is reading the dinosaurs eat leaves and NOT each other), Willy decides to write his own story, an exciting jungle adventure in which he saves his buddy, Bobo, from all sorts of wild and fierce animals. But can he save Bobo from sneaky Earl?
I found this treasure at the Children's Book Festival at the Princeton Public Library and knew that it would be a hit with our PJS preschoolers.
If your preschoolers have not yet told you about "the Bobo books," be sure to ask them about Willy (the boy), Bobo (the much-loved sock monkey), and Earl (the cat).
Bobo is Willy's beloved toy, but it appears that Earl the cat also loves Bobo. Sadly, there is only one Bobo and he can only be in one place at a time. Let the games begin...
While there is little text, the preschoolers enjoyed listening to the story and reading the illustrations as they discussed how Willy and Earl feel as they battle over Bobo.
the dot, a picture book written and illustrated by Peter Reynolds is the story of Vashti, a reluctant artist and her supportive teacher who encourages her student to "make her mark," ultimately inspiring her to explore creativity and encourage others to do the same.
Inspired by the dot, a group of educators decided to celebrate bravery, self-expression, and creativity in the classroom, and International Dot Day was founded in 2009 and is celebrated on September 15.
To read about the author's experience writing the book and to see answers to the most commonly asked questions about the dot ,visit his website here.
Mrs. Mitchell's 3's Class Makes Their Mark!