Title: There’s a Wocket in My Pocket: Book of Ridiculous Rhymes
Author: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Number of pages: 24
Type of Book: Fiction; Contemporary
Age: 0 – 5
Available here: https://www.jumia.com.ng/seuss-dr.-stevenson-james-ilt-booth-george-ilt-mck-dr.-seuss-theres-a-wocket-in-my-pocket-4238748.html; http://www.amazon.com/Theres-Wocket-Pocket-Seusss-Ridiculous/dp/0679882839
Price: N1500; $3.50
In this vibrantly-coloured, beautifully-illustrated book, a little boy walks around his home and describes all sorts of strange creatures that rhyme with the part of the house or piece of furniture they live in/on, pointing out the ones he likes and the ones he doesn’t. Read the book to see nonsensical creatures like the geeling in the ceiling, the wasket in the closet, the bofa on the sofa and the nooth grush on the toothbrush.
I don’t think any writer but Dr. Seuss can get away with a book filled with made-up words! In another day and time and of course, authored by someone else, this would be a rather silly book!
… like the TELLAR
… and the NELLAR
… and the GELLAR
… and the DELLAR
… and the BELLAR
… and the WELLAR
… and the ZELLAR
in the CELLAR.
It is indeed a book of ridiculous rhymes.
THUMBS UP AND DOWN
UP: Using words that rhyme, some with meaning, some not, it introduces preschoolers to everyday household items, different colours, shapes, the alphabets and parts of the house. It is a good read-aloud for toddlers. The book begins with a question “Did you ever have the feeling there’s a zamp in the lamp?”
DOWN: The book contains a lot of meaningless words! The toddler may not be able to differentiate between these words and the actual words.
- 5 strange creatures mentioned in the book beginning with the letter ‘Z’ : Zlock, Zable, Zower, Zamp, Zelf
HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK
- Team the reading experience with a visit to http://www.seussville.com
- Watch the video here:
CHALLENGE: There’s a Wocket in My Pocket
CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)
- Identify and colour the zlock (2-3 year olds)
- Write a short story
The _____________ jumped on the __________ and the ______________ played with the ____________ and the _______________ hid under the _____________
Fill in the blanks using 3 animals and 3 pieces of furniture. Draw the animals and pieces of furniture used to fill in the blanks (4-5 year olds)
Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 2 – 5 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.
Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Tuesday, March 15th 2015.
Next Book of the Week:
GREEN EGGS AND HAM by Dr. Seuss