Tuesday, July 09, 2013
My Dad Thinks He's Funny by Katrina Germein
My Dad Thinks He's Funny by Katrina Germein while visiting Cover to Cover around Father's Day. It isn't a new book but it looked fun. I'm so glad I picked it up because it will be perfect for minilesson work in Writing Workshop. I love the format of this book to show young writers how authors let us get to know a character by telling details--not with adjectives necessarily but by telling stories. In this very predictable book, a child is talking about how his dad THINKS he is funny (with the implication that he really isn't:-). On each two page spread, there is a little example of this. One such example is..."Whenever I say, 'I'm hungry,' Dad says, 'Hello, Hungry. Pleased to meet you.'" Kids will love the humor and the illustrations add to the fun. This is a perfect example to kids about including examples that let their reader really know their characters when writing. I can see using it early in the year for some notebook play. This is a fun book that kids will remember.