Charlie Cook's Favorite Book
Charlie Cook has a favorite book. It's about a pirate, who also has a favorite book . . . about Goldilocks, who also has a favorite book . . . about a knight, who also has a favorite book. . . . This hilarious pattern continues throughout the story, right to the surprising conclusion. Told in ro
Until everything comes a full circle.
Charlie Cook is a very lucky bookworm.
....And Charlie Cook's favourite book needs to be read aloud if you need to have the perfect rhyming in full effect.
This book could be used in the classroom setting to encourage boys engagement with literacy. The main character of this book is a young boy called Charlie; this would make the book more ap ...more
The story begins with Charlie who is reading his favourite story book, at this point the children may imagine their own favourite book and associate themselves with Charlie. From here we go on to meet a pirate who is reading his favourite book, ...more
The pattern progresses through page after page, finally coming full circle in a clever conclusion. The children enjoyed wrapping their minds around both the art and the story as the tale sequences through book after book. I used th ...more
Charlie Cook’s Favorite Book is a story that includes multiple fantasy mini-stories throughout. Each story includes a character reading their favorite book. First, Charlie begins reading his favorite story about a pirate who was forced to walk the plank only to end up on an island where he finds a treasure chest. Inside the treasure chest was a book that was about Goldilocks and the T ...more
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
Genre: circular book, predictable book
Theme(s): books, fairytales, animals
Opening Line/Sentence: “Once upon a time there was a boy named Charlie Cook who curled up in a cozy chair and read his favorite book…”
Brief Book Summary: A boy named Charlie Cook has a favorite book, and the character in his favorite book also has a favorite book…The story continues in this pattern until the end, with a not so surpris ...more
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleOh my gosh, this is such a creative idea of a book. While the book doesn't tell a fluid story, it is still very entertaining nevertheless. It is basically if Inception was a children's picture book. I love Julia Donaldson's books. They are always sure to delight.Axel Scheffler did the illustrations for this book and I loved all of the possible references to the other books, such as the owl and squirrel from The Gruffalo and the frog from Room on t ...more
Now it could be your turn to draw, tell and/or write your adventure.
I grew up in a tall Victorian London house with my parents, grandmother, aunt, uncle, younger sister Mary and cat Geoffrey (who was really a prince in disguise. Mary and I would argue about which of us would marry him).
Mary and I were always creating imaginary characters and mimicking real ones, and I used to write shows and choreograph ballets for us. A wind-up gramophone wafted out Cho ...more