Saturday, March 17, 2007
These are 2 standards I use in my
2nd grade visits. So why does the one on the left seem to get more laughs than the one on the right which I think is funnier? (Take a look at Esme's post about this one especially if you haven't read it, and thanks to Liz at tea cozy for making me take a 2nd look at 17 Things- I almost passed it by. )
Is it the way I read the left one with my different voices? Is it because the one on the left talks to the audience and the one on the right uses the pictures to tell the story and is therefore a little more work to decipher? Does it once again come down to voice and level of engagement? We all know how successful Mo Willems pigeon books are because they make the listeners knowing accomplices to the story. So maybe pitting these two books against eachother is a purely arbitrary endeavor, and maybe it just boils down to just because I like it doesn't mean a child will like it even if I give it all I have. Any thoughts?