Monday, January 26, 2015

Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads (Bob Shea)

I have been trying to model good reading for my students. I ask them about how they like the silly voices I use and I encourage them to use the same books when they're reading with their grade 1 reading buddies. Kids Sherriff and the Terrible Toad is a great one because a cowboy accent is just so darn fun!

Drywater Gulch has a toad problem. Not the hop-down-your-britches, croaking-all-night toad kind of problem. The thievin', hootin' and hollerin', steal-your-gold never-say-thank-you outlaw toad kind of problem. Then hope rides into town. Sheriff Ryan might only be seven years old, and he might not know much about shooting and roping. But he knows a lot about dinosaurs. Yes, dinosaurs. And it turns out that knowing a thing or two about paleontology can come in handy when it comes to hoodwinking and rounding up a few no-good bandits. From Bob Shea and Lane Smith comes this hilarious picture book, Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads

Not everyone caught on to the trick that Sheriff Ryan uses to put those terrible Toads in jail where they belong. As one who did get it explained it was fun to see everyone's eyes light up and laugh. Their favorite part was how Sheriff Ryan rides a tortoise...he rides off into the sunset for days. :)

Great story!

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