Tuesday, November 3, 2009
If you are looking for a read aloud hit with kindergarten, find Duck Tents written by Lynne Berry and illustrated by Hiroe Nakata. The ducks go on a camping trip that includes fishing and roasting marshmallows. Everything is great until the sound of an owl creates a pause for our duck heroes.
The counting and rhyming will appeal to young ears and eyes. I appreciate the subtle humor as well. This is definitely a book that students will want to have read several times. Our kindergartners enjoyed making connections to their camping experiences and to their teacher's love of camping as well. This book could also be used for shared reading experiences.
If you are new to the ducks like me, check out Duck Skates and Duck Dunks.