Thursday, March 29, 2012

Read to Me Challenge book 6- Too Many Toys

For this week's book is Too Many Toys  written and illustrated by David Shannon

Too Many Toys

ISBN: 978-0-439-49029-0 HC      Ages 4 and up

Synopsis: Spencer has too many toys. His mother has had enough and tries to get Spencer to  rid of some of his toys.  The Problem is, he loves them all! Spencer has to pick which  toys stay and which ones go. What will he do?
Lesson Plans for this book:activities for Too Many Toys
Click on this link Too Many Toys and hear David Shannon read his very own story! Thank you Scholastic !                                                        

Why I love this book: First of all, this story reminds me of my life when my three children were younger. Toys everywhere! I was SO the mom in this story. This book brought back happy memories of my children I had almost forgotten. This book is very funny. This week my little ones have been SAT testing. I wanted to read them a book that would make them laugh and lighten the mood of the week. It definitely made them laugh...heck it made me laugh. As always David's illustrations made me linger over every page- not wanting to miss anything. I think the ending is cute.

Critique from Room 502:
My students loved, loved this book.  They connected with Spencer immediately. They loved that Spencer had toys spilling out everywhere.  They thought it was funny when the grown ups almost had mishaps because of the mountain of toys left everywhere.  You could hear echos of " I have that toy, Me too!" "My room looks just like that too! ( Yikes! Now I know what their desks are a mess )And my mom and dad make me get rid of my toys too! The pictures made them tickled. Especially the ones of Mom! Kids love it when parents and grown ups make mistakes or have accidents. The box at the end was a big hit too. The kids from Room 502 rate this book a two thumbs up.

Happy reading and writing!




14 comments:

  1. David Shannon just rocks. I love his books.

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  2. Yes, yes, yes! This is a fantastic book. I always think about it every time it's time to clear out toys, mostly around birthdays and holidays. No sooner do a designate a toy as no longer necessary than the boys ask for it. Sheesh!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and I'm glad you like this book too!

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  3. Great review! My kids love David Shannon books too.

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    1. Thanks you Julie. I think David Shannon should be on everybody's must read list.

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  4. I love all the David Shannon books! Though I have had parents comment that his charater illustrations with thier wild eyes and pointed teeth (well the DAVID books) are a little disturbing! hehe but he is very talented and a great choice for you class and your review! (have you read ALICE THE FAIRY yet?)
    Great review! by both you and your class!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Louise. I haven't read Alice the Fairy. But I love fairies ...putting it on my list.

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  5. What a fun post...My kids adore David Shannon! I don't know if it's the stories they can relate to or the great illustrations - or maybe it's both! Will be checking back for your next pick!

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  6. Thanks for stopping by Josie. I think you are right....kids adore David Shannon.

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  7. Love this book and David Shannon! Also, your kids are fantastic! So neat that you involve them in the process. :o)


    PS...You were one of the winners for this month's picture book challenge. If you could email me your addy that would be great! Congrats!

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    1. Wow! so excited to be this month's winner!

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  9. This sounds like a fun book!

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