Little Baa Baa & Quirky Turkey in Bedtime Blast-off!
This is the third book in the series and you just know that the ‘battle’ between Little Baa Baa and Quirky Turkey is going to be both hilarious and cringy.
The book is written almost entirely in the first person and the use of speech bubbles is a great way to teach children about direct speech or to introduce them to comic books. The speech would lend itself nicely to a role play for the older students who are better able to understand the humour and able to use tone to add to the enjoyment of reading aloud.
As Quirky Turkey tries to sell Little Baa Baa his bedtime drink, the students are able to use both their inference and prediction skills, especially if they have read Baa Baa Smart Sheep and I Love Lemonade.
Title: Little Baa Baa & Quirky Turkey in Bedtime Blast-off!
Author: Mark Sommerset
Illustrator: Pradyut Chatterjee
Publisher: Dreamboat Books
Date of Publication: October 2022
Themes: morality, critical thinking, information/misinformation
Do you have any advisory warnings for this book? No
Would this book work as a read aloud? Best as a read aloud
Is there a particular part of the country that it’s set in?
Reviewer: Leanne Nathan, Associate Principal, Clendon Park School, Auckland
How are you recommending this book? Highly recommended
What’s the book’s opening sentence? Little Baa Baa was tired. When along came quirky turkey.
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