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There is a Bird on Your Head! by Mo Willems
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Nov 05, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-for-libs-642, picture
Read in October, 2011

1. This book would fall under the category of a picture book, controlled vocabulary.
2. Gerald and Piggie are great friends. When Gerald has a family of birds move in on his head, Piggie is excited rather than concerned. Piggie solves Gerald’s problem, but then is faced with the problem himself.
3. critique
a. The most outstanding aspect of this book is the story sequence.
b. While keeping the story interesting, the author creates a great sequence throughout the story. Throughout the story, each problem is solved but also creates a new problem. It’s silly and fun which retains the interest of the reader.
c. First, a bird lands on Gerald’s head. Before he knows it, it begins building a nest. Next, the bird falls in love and brings in a wife. The two have children – and all on poor Gerald’s head!
4. a curriculum connection
This would be a great book to study sequence. It could also be used as buddy reading or for reader’s theater. The book can be reread and still remains silly. Students could work on their fluency and expression by using it as a reader’s theater “script.”

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