In the book, Knock Knock, joke telling is the story teller. As Bear is getting ready for bed, his friends keep knocking on his door interrupting Bear’s plans for hibernation.
With each knock, Bear becomes more and more annoyed until Al knocks on his door and a surprise unfolds.
This story promotes creative components of humor and originality.
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: I like this book because of how the author combined two things that don’t usually go together – jokes and bears, to produce a humorous story about hibernation. Additionally, the full-of-life illustrations depict vibrant characters that lend another layer of storytelling.
TITLE: Knock Knock
AUTHOR: Tammi Sauer
ILLUSTRATOR: Guy Francis
PUBLISHER: Scholastic Press, 2018
AGE GROUP: 4-7
TOPIC(S): friendship, jokes, hibernation
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: humor, originality
1) Invent your own knock, knock jokes about another animal who hibernates.
2) Create more knock, knock jokes with your friends to make a joke book. Here is a joke of mine: Knock, knock. Who’s there? Ida. Ida, who? Ida wanna do my homework.
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