8.04.2011

Silly City: How Do You Wokka-Wokka?

How Do You Wokka-Wokka?
Another short post... it's summer, you know.

In Elizabeth Bluemle's How Do You Wokka-Wokka?, neighborhood kids dance and shimmy past brownstones, skyscrapers and taxis. This book celebrates that crazy way kids move and play. You don't always need an open field to hop, skip rope, climb and hang out with your friends. Sometimes the sidewalk is just as inspiring, but it does help to have lots of silly, rhyming words. My kids really enjoyed the silly language and Randy Cecil's illustrations are wonderfully representative of the amazing ways kids seem to be able to move their bodies (unlike us old fogies). His pictures also capture the way living in such close proximity with your neighbors fosters a unique and wonderful camaraderie.

Want More?
Visit the author's website.
One teacher has an entire website dedicated to her Wokka-Wokka lesson plan.
Read a review at The Happy Nappy Bookseller.

Little Kid says: Wokka-Wokka!

1 comment:

Even in Australia said...

Just got this from the NYPL and I LOVE it! Haven't read it to the kids yet, so we'll see what they think but there's something so joyful and fun about it and about the wordplay and silly rhyming, too.

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