Lazy Daisy, Cranky Frankie
Written by Mary Ellen Jordan and Andrew Weldon
Illustrated by Andrew Weldon and Bruno Herfst
Funny farm animals and silly antics is what you will find in the book Lazy Daisy, Cranky Frankie. Imagine a farm full of animals doing nothing that animals should do. Cows eating jelly, rather than grass. Pigs pruning in a mirror, rather than rolling in the mud, and a dog, watching TV with attitude. Young children will find the story comical and reading out loud will be fun because of the rhyming nature of the book as well.
Children will begin to expand their understanding of rhyming words and with some encouragement could explore other words that rhyme along with the story. The illustrations will also be enjoyed by children, as well as being quite comical and funny to younger kids. Looking at the pictures, children could come up with their own rhymes or create new and funny twists to the story. Short and easy to read this is a good book for children with early reading skills or it could be used for slightly older children as a spring board to creating a new story or expanding on what is already written. Then what fun it would be to have children read aloud and share their new creation.