Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The House That Witchy Built by Dianne de Las Casas

Here it comes....the PICK of the day.....prepare for me to GUSH!
Just in time for Halloween, The House that Witchy Built is a cumulative tale, inspired by the Mother Goose rhyme "The House That Jack Built", with a Halloween, spooky twist which encourages audience participation!

"This is the skeleton (rattle, rattle)
That chased the ghost (boo! boo!)
That spooked the bat (flap, flap)
That landed on the cat (meow, meow)..."

Dianne de Las Casa (author of other books I have mentioned here such as Cajun Cornbread and Gigantic Sweet Potato) is another author that is "a friend to teachers/librarians" with her website packed with ideas and printables for teachers! Yeah DIanne! Kids are going to LOVE this book and the interaction makes it a great book to read out loud in the next few weeks!

UPDATE: I went back to this site today looking for some pics to use with my kids this week....I was apparently in a fog before as I found a TON of this to go with the book as well as a reader's theater! SCORE!!! Thanks Dianne!

Text: 5 Buckeye leaves
Illustrations: 5 Buckeye leaves - Amazing! Look closely!
Endpages: 5 Buckeye leaves - Adorable! We were not expecting that when we opened the cover! And different at the end!
To see the book trailer click HERE!

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