Find great books for preschool, elementary, and middle school children and teens along with ideas of ways to teach with them in the classroom across the curriculum.
Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing is really one sentence with multiple alternative phrases. Why should animals not wear clothing? " because it would be very messy for a pig" and the illustration shows a pig in shirt and tie eating in a pig's usual manner; "because a sheep might find it terribly hot" and the sweating sheep is attired in sweater, muffler and hat. The book is funny, easily understood and easy to interpret. The why/because pattern helps the reader get a running start on finding meaning here.
The book has large print which makes it easier for those children who are beginning to notice how print works. These children are a step beyond those who are still working on plot alone. Big print obviously makes the letters clearer and more distinctive. Some children don't seem to need it so it's not a prerequisite for early books. For others it helps so a few such books should be in the early readers' library.
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