“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: World Rat Day Poems about Real Holidays You’ve Never Heard of, by: J. Patrick Lewis, Illustrated by: Anna Raff, Candelwick Press,2013, 36pp.
Reading Level: 4th grade
Synopsis: This is a hysterical book of poems written about real holidays one has never heard of. It has poems for holidays throughout the year. Some of the holidays that are included are: National Pig Day, Worm Day, World Turtle Day, And World Rat Day among others.
Rationale for Use: I think this would be a great book to use as a read aloud in kindergarten to introduce poetry. I think the children would enjoy it. It could also be used when studying holidays.
Common Core Connection: RL.K.5 Recognizing common types of texts. I would use this book to introduce poetry.