on July 28, 2014
My 2 year old LOVES LOVES LOVES this book! It could be the boom went the thunder, or that the mom kept opening 1 eye when the door opened, but she won't go anywhere without this book. We had checked this out from the library so many times, I had no choice but to buy it for her.
on May 23, 2016
I teach Kindergarten and used this book to teach author's voice in writing. The kids LOVED it and began using more dialogue and action in their own writing. Awesome Book! You could use it to teach sequencing, dialogue, action, author's voice, etc...
on November 3, 2010
This book, like Root's "One Duck Stuck," plays with language and sounds to engage and involve young children. "Squeak" says the door, as each new person (or animal) wants to join the parents during a scary thunderstorm, and "Creak!" says the bed as each one plops in! Preschoolers can relate to the frightening storm, and will enjoy sharing their experiences with storms after reading the book. And they love making the squeaking and creaking sounds!
What a great book! Everyone piles in the bed, and you know that funny stuff is going to happen. Each child comes in from their room (too cold, too spooky) to get in bed with mom and dad, and when thunder booms outside, even the dog gets in the act. Every time the bedroom door opens, you get a resounding Squeak and every time a new family member jumps in bed, you get a big Creak. With the thunder that booms, and the dad that snores, it all adds up to lots of fun story time sounds that your audience is more than happy to help you with!
The illustrations really add to the humour in this story; from the expressive characters to the little girl sleeping on mom's head. Everyone will appreciate the ending when the floor has the final word. This gives lots of opportunity for the reader and the audience to have fun, and is one of those story time reads thats a sure fire winner!