Why did we select this book?
- There is nothing better than laughter to reinforce that books and reading are a wonderful part of any day. When your child starts to understand how real animals behave, it can be quite funny when they act differently. From bears driving cars to tigers eating macaroni and cheese, there is much to make you both smile. If not all of the jokes or words make sense to your child, no worries.
You'll both get plenty of delight from the rhyming words. For example, the tiger page has trees, breeze, cheese, and sneeze. Try to revisit the pictures to reinforce these words and the humor. For example, point out the tiger who is being offered tissues and reread the line, “Pardon me, but I think I might sneeze!” And, as always, when something in your daily life reminds you of a part of this book, bring it up. When you’re making macaroni and cheese, repeat the line, Pardon me, but I think I might sneeze!
Laughing together is a great way for your child to learn!