Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing
...because a snake would lose it, a billy goat would eat it for lunch, and it would always be wet on a walrus! This well-loved book by Judi and Ron Barrett shows the very youngest why animals' clothing is perfect...just as it is.
initially, it goes into the ways that animals in clothing is impractical because of the nature of animals' bodies and the limitations of human clothing to stay on or enhance those animals, but then it ends with the most convincing point: animals in clothing is just plain embarrassing! to them and to us.poor animals, why do people try to steal your dignity by pu ...more
As a parent, I still enjoy it. But I don't know how much re-readability it has. If you're not in a position to run around buying a ton of books for your kids, you might want to grab it from the library rather than make it part of your permanent collection.
Some animals shouldn't wear clothing. Some animals, like my dad, only wear rubber boots and boxer shorts to get the mail in December. At least he's wearing something these days . . . he used to live by this book like it was the bible when we were kids.
My first impulse upon reading this book was to throw it into the failing septic tank in the back yard. Fuck any book that tries to tell me what to do, unless it is a book by Tony Robbins. He has hypnotizing teeth and tells you to tap into your inne ...more
The craft was inspired by a photograph in an old issue of Sesame Street Magazine. A boy is pictured wear ...more
It's a board book, so your mind thinks "toddler-level," but it's actually pretty sophisticated humor.
Each spread is a different example of ...more
Although the book is quite humorous, it is evolving great sentence structure for your kids. Every time I flipped a page, I would remember "animals should definit ...more
I could also see accompanying this book with a discussion of when animals should ...more
This is a cute book that can be used to teach inferences instead of spelling everything out. Kids get to explain WHY a porcupine shouldn't wear clothing-- and the pictures are pretty funny! The kids responded well to the reading (my teammate read this one aloud), and then I used a knock-off activity called "Animals Should Definitely Not Borrow Library Books," and we came up with reasons why, as well as goin ...more
Age Level: Beginner's book. each page uses simple words, with very large and understandable text.
World View: N/A
Literary Elements: personification, repetition, punctuation.
In the Classroom: the students could learn proper use of comma's, and how they are used to break up ideas in a paper, as each page is broken up by commas because each page is a separate idea, but on the same topic. the students could do that by making a story very similar to this one, a ...more