Author/Illustrator: John Burningham
Publisher: SeaStar Books, 1978 (Originally published in the UK by Random House, 1978)
Themes: bedtime, decision-making, humorous stories
Opening: Would you rather…
Summary: (from my library catalog)A series of comical choices such as, “Would you rather eat spider stew or slug dumplings or mashed worms?” ends with an invitation to bedtime.
I like this book because: What fun! The notion of asking the reader to choose between a variety of increasingly silly options to simple questions is genius! A dare any child not to enjoy this! The playful loose drawings are a perfect compliment.
Resources/activities: Make up your own set of questions and options to choose from, according to themes, books or units a class might be covering.
For existing PPBF selections including resources and activities, go to Susanna Hill’s blog: HERE