Sunday, December 21, 2014

Telephone (Mac Barnett)

I am a sucker for anything by Mac Barnett. This is another great one.

Who doesn't love a game of telephone? We even recently played it around the dinner table at Thanksgiving at the request of my niece. She will love this book.

The pictures in this book would be a great discussion starter for inferencing skills. You could discuss why each bird says what they say (they each are dressed up or have accessories that influence what they hear). It could also be a great starter for a discussion about how people's backgrounds influence what they hear or learn or take from relationships.

Goodreads summary: 

It's time to fly home for dinner! In this witty picture book from award-winning and bestselling author Mac Barnett, a mother bird gives the bird next to her a message for little Peter. But passing messages on a telephone line isn't as simple as it sounds. Each subsequent bird understands Mama's message according to its own very particular hobbies. Will Peter ever get home for dinner? This uproarious interpretation of a favorite children's game will get everyone giggling and is sure to lead to countless rereads. 

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