Books on Film: President Obama Reads Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
The White House Easter Egg Roll has come and gone – time for some analysis of the read-aloud session.
Breaking from his read-aloud standby (and established favorite picture book) Where the Wild Things Are, President Obama went with a proven winner – Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. A safe choice, sure, but you can’t deny it’s a crowd pleaser. The president didn’t quite give it the gusto of past Where the Wild Things Are readings, but he did throw some nice crowd participation into the mix.
The rest of the first family got into the mix as well, with Daughters Sasha and Maila reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Gutsy move by the First Lady, tackling the text-heavy Meatballs.
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Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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