Author: Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publication Date: 2006
Genre: Fantasy Fiction, Picture Book
Audience: Gr. Pre-K-2
Awards: Smarties Gold Prize, the WH Smith Children's Book of the Year, the Blue Peter Best Book to Read Aloud and Children's Audio Book of the Yea
Overview: Charlie Cook's Favorite Book is a great picture book to read to your students to jumpstart a lesson on the fiction genre of literature. This story within a story reveals a young reader who becomes so engulfed in the stories he is reading, that he actually becomes a part of them! Our favorite tales of Goldilocks, pirate adventures, and Sir Pearcy and the Dragon intertwine with this young boys imagination as he encounters exciting characters and stories in fiction literature. Friendships and adventures are to be had in this very original picture book.
Activity: Have the children brainstorm, draft, and staple together their own fantasy fiction booklet including complete sentences and of course, colorful pictures!
Reviewer’s Name: Nadeline Fleischer