Each fanciful illustration is accompanied by a line of text underneath it with the same beginning phrase with only the adjective and noun changing, i.e., “I’m as hot as a fox” on one page and “I’m as weak as a kitten” on the next.
I originally chose this book for when our Letter of the Week was Q, but there are so many language elements to practice in this book, I had to expand my agenda a bit! You’ll find opportunities for your little one like identifying nouns and adjectives, emotions (sad, happy, mean, nice), animal vocabulary, sequencing, opposites, counting, and I’m sure I’ve missed an element or two. It’s also a great early reader for kids because the majority of each sentence is the same.
An easy way to capture a teachable moment while you are reading this book is to point to and count the animals on each page after you’ve read the text. It will go something like this:
“I’m as nice as a bunny.”
“Let’s count the bunnies. (pointing) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Five bunnies.”
(Sorry. I know most of y’all could have figured that out on your own, but I read posts like these and cannot for the life of me figure out how to incorporate the ideas without a script. So I fill in the blanks for other people like me.)
I’ve made some free sequencing PEC-style cards to go with this book. There is a card for each animal in the book. You can find them here: Quick as a Cricket Sequencing
- Can I Help – Free Printable PEC Story Board (wordsofhisheart.wordpress.com)