Two great picture books for the new school year!! Crankee Doodle is the story of Yankee Doodle and his horse talking about making a trip to town. Yankee Doodle is irritable and uncooperative while the horse is sweet and longsuffering, suggesting they go to town and maybe buy a feather for Yankee Doodle's hat. The whole thing is a hoot! I can't wait to share this with students. We'll be singing the Yankee Doodle song for days afterwards! This book is written by Tom Angleberger, the author of the Origami Yoda books and it is illustrated by his wife, Cece Bell.
Sea Monster's First Day is a sweet first day of school story starring Ernest the sea monster. Ernest, like most new students, is eager to fit in and find his way in a new place, and he triumphs with a good dose of imagination and a good attitude. This book is written by Kate Messner, the author of Capture the Flag.
These will both be books I am sharing with students early in the school year - I can't wait! Both of these picture books are written by authors my students already love.
4 out of 5 stars for both
AR reading level for both is 2.4