Wednesday, September 4, 2013

That is NOT a Good Idea! by Mo Willems

Did you know there was a new Mo Willems book? Did you?? I didn't!! I was cruising through Target looking for a birthday present for a little friend of ours and I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw it!

Next,  I texted a picture to Robyn with a caption that said, "Did you know about this??" (She did. Bonnie told her. Well, no one told me! I had to find out in Target of all places.) I was okay, actually-- I'm just being dramatic for effect and all...and because I'm a dork.

Guess what I did next? I read it, right there in the aisle. Then I laughed (probably out loud) right there in the aisle. Then I bought it! Happy Birthday to one lucky little boy!

So in case you haven't talked to your librarian sister, or you haven't been to Target, let me give you a peek. (In the interest of full disclosure (plus my love of over using parentheses) I must tell you Robyn hasn't actually read it yet, so this peek is for her too!)

Our story begins when Fox and Goose spot one another on the street.  Their dialogue appears like silent movie captions which in my opinion is just awesomely brilliant.

The story proceeds with Fox offering Goose one suspicious suggestion after another and her immediately agreeing whole-heartedly.

And following each offer, there is a page of frantic little chickees shouting about what a bad idea this is...

The more treacherous the idea, the more frantic the chickees become. And as a reader, you are right there with them! Bad idea little Goose, very bad idea!!!

But just when you think all is lost, Mo's comedic genius jumps in and saves the day! I love it!! Totally hilarious surprise ending in this one!!

You really must find a copy of this book-- that IS a good idea!
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