Kindergarten day today! I sure like these little guys and girls. They really know how to have a good time. I got to pick the book for today and I chose Give the Dog a Bone by Steven Kellogg. Can you guess why I chose this one?! Mr. Kellogg is a real dog lover. And his illustrations are so funny!! This book is a retelling of the song “This Old Man”. Lots of Nick Nack Paddywack — wacky! The book is a little different from the song. A lot more silly. There are chickens and velociraptors and mean men stealing baby chicks and snowmen and dogs and dogs and more dogs. And LOTS of bones! At the end of the book Mr Kellogg tells us that there are 250 dogs in the book!! We didn’t count them all, tho.
The book and the song are all about counting. And silly words. And rhyming. (I like rhyming). And body motion. It’s fun to act out all the things the old man nick nack paddywacks on. Some of the kids knew the song, and some of them had never heard it. I tried to sing a little for them.
It was a good book for kindergarteners. They liked it alot. And most of the words are pretty simple. Silly, but simple.
I think you should check this one out! And then go give your dog a bone!
And for a little entertainment I give you Carol Burnett and the Jackson 5 singing this lovely song — This Old Man — enjoy —