by Kathy Halsey
Today I'm featuring my grandson's favorite rhyming picture book as a mentor text for all of you joining me in Angie Karcher's RhyPiBoMo.
Check out her FAQ page because there's still time to join in on all the fun. OK, confession time, here - rhyming is out of my comfort zone, and that's why I'm up for this challenge that began with guest bloggers and lessons March 30. Angie has even created a super list of rhyming books to serve as mentor texts for all of us would-be rhymers!
SKELETON CAT by Kristyn Crow, illustrated by Dan Krall has been read to death by my three year old grandson and me. This cute picture
book has plenty of onomatopoeia and is just plain fun to read aloud.The rhythm is so catchy that Tobin recites lines from it while he plays outside! The plot is simple but hooks readers right away. Who doesn't dream of being in a rock and roll band? Skeleton cat auditions as a drummer for a rock band, and the rhyme/rhythm really echo a drummer's beat. (I've been listening to my hubby play drums for 25 years now, and Kristyn Crow has got the drum cadence down cold!)
I double-dog dare you to recite the following lines from SKELETON CAT aloud. Go ahead, no one's listening...
"He went: Rattle, rattle. Clink, clink. Rattle, rattle clink. Tip tap.
Clickety-clack, ka-plink, ka-plink, ka-plink. He rocked and he rollicked
and he clunked around, and the kids in a playground heard the rattlin'
sound..." See, it's addicting, right? Rhyming is fun!
Go to your favorite local bookstore, head to the library, and stock up NOW for RhyPiBoMo. Please comment on YOUR go-to rhymer on the GROG and enter to win great prizes as our launch party continues!