Saturday, November 7, 2009
Great Read Aloud
One of my favorite read aloud books for kids is Emily Jenkins, Toys Go Out. The book is written in chapters, but each chapter is its own short story. The friend that recommended the book to me described it as a book version of Disney's Toy Story. The toys that live in the child's room are given personalities and their dialogue is a riot! If I remember right, my son was in kindergarten when I read it aloud to him. The chapters are really long, so we couldn't always finish one each night, his attention span wasn't that long, but the story kept both of us laughing and an older child would have no problem with the length of the chapters. This is another book that would appeal to either boys or girls, which is one of the things I love about it.