Monday, September 19, 2005

What's With This Room?


Another really great book: What's With This Room? by Tom Lichtenheld.

I just posted a review at YABooksCentral. What's With This Room? is such a clever book. The Library of Congress classification says it's a book about 1) cleanliness 2) parent and child 3) humorous stories 4) stories in rhyme.

While that may be true, what makes this story great is the rich language, beautiful word pictures and humorous science illustrations.

What kid can resist a story about a messy room that also includes a moldy mess, an archaeological dig, a study of centrifugal force...and a gunky volcano with baking soda and vinegar sitting next to it?

My kids were all over this book. It's full of the kind of messes they excel at making. "Mommmmmm? Can we do another science experiment?"

"NO! I'm tired of cleaning baking soda off the floor!"

"But, we promise...we won't make a big mess. Can we use food coloring this time?"

1 Comments:

At 8:18 AM, Blogger Don Tate II said...

Looks like a fun book. And it looks like once again, we are posting on similar topics on the same day. GReat minds...

 

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