Read Aloud Hall of Fame (#1): POTATO PANTS by Laurie Keller
You need a book. A can’t miss book. A read aloud that will cast a wide net and pull everyone in. This is the idea behind The 100 Scope Notes Read Aloud Hall of Fame.
In each post I’ll share a read aloud that has never let me down. Some will be obvious and popular. Others lesser-known. All will be story time gold.
Potato Pants by Laurie Keller
Laurie Keller is no stranger to books that work well when read aloud. The Scrambled States of America and Arnie the Doughnut are both modern picture book classics that can crush during storytime.
But 2018’s Potato Pants might be her best read aloud yet. The humor, the wordplay (try to read the line “Lance Vance’s Fancy Pants Store” and not enjoy it), the characters, the dialog – this book begs to be shared with a group. And if you do, it will be a huge success and everyone – (and this is key) the reader included – will have a good time.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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