CAN YOU MAKE A SCARY FACE by Jan Thomas

BIBLIOGRAPHY
 Thomas, Jan. 2009. CAN YOU MAKE A SCARY FACE?.  New York, NY: Beach Lane Books. ISBN 9781416985815.

PLOT SUMMARY
An interactive book for the preschool set.  The narrator is an indecisive lady bug that leads children in wiggling and being silly.  Nothing but fun!

CRITICAL ANALYSIS

A sight for the eyes, this book is full of simple, brightly colored illustrations, digitally created.  The text is multi-colored and done in various fonts, inside of chat bubbles.  The silly ladybug narrating is easy for children to relate to in her simpleness as she leads them in a game of let’s pretend.  This is a phenomenal book for storytime and reading aloud as it causes lots of audience participation.  Be prepared for noise, giggles and lots of action.

Highly recommended to engage even the most reluctant child.

REVIEW EXCERPT(S)

School Library Journal:  “Adults will enjoy using this title to encourage lively activity and imaginative games. Children will love everything about it—especially the surprise ending.”

CONNECTIONS
Pairing this book with Jan Thomas’ RHYMING DUST BUNNIES makes for a fun, active storytime involving the children to the maximum.  You could also do a storytime on scary faces and pair it with GO AWAY BIG GREEN MONSTER by Ed Emberley. 

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