Napping House by Audrey Wood. Our kids love the rhyming and the wonderful pictures and looking for the tiny flea that graced each page! The rhyming made it easy for them to remember the sequence of the story and love to chime in when it came to the part that recalled previous events. "Faster Mommy!" they would urge as each page would continue to add until the final event of the flea joining in on the fun!
It's a rainy afternoon and Granny is snoring on the bed in a cozy room. A child crawls on top of her and dreams. Gradually, the pile increases with a dozing dog, a snoozing cat, a slumbering mouse and finally a wakeful flea who, by biting the mouse, sets off a chain of events which results in a broken pile and even a broken bed. Each page repeats the action from bottom up.Here is a link for some activities that go with this book.
About the Book
Recorded from March 20th to August 1st, this is the diary of a worm with a busy life. If hes not trying to teach Spider how to dig (no luck there), hes doing the hokey pokey at a school dance (a partial success). Often attired in a distinctive red baseball cap, this little brown worm has endearing adventures at home, at school, and on the playground.
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