13 August 2007

Haven't I read this already?

While preparing for this week's story time(theme: kiddie fun,)I was rereading the books I'll be using tomorrow. And as I read Nicola Smee's Clip-Clop, I couldn't help but notice a certain resemblance to John Burningham's classic Mr. Gumpy's Outing. Each book tells the story of a vessel in motion (in one case a horse, in the other a skiff on a river)and an increasing overloading of passengers. I certainly can't say if Ms. Smee had "Gumpy" in mind when she wrote her book. In any event, both are excellent for read-a-louds (how's that for an endorsement!)

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