What happens when you wake up and look in the mirror getting ready for school and realize something is not right? Unfortunately, that’s what happened to Billy. He makes an alarming discovery that morning, and his solution is to hide in his bed and pretend he doesn’t exist. Then, one by one, his family members come in and take a look at what he has seen, all of them not sure what to make of the situation.
Billy’s Wide Crack, written by JD Von Lafsalot and illustrated by Pietro Peres, is a humorous picture book with children and adults laughing on every page. Entertaining images and expressions on the characters’ faces will have kids guessing right from the start which crack Billy has found. I loved that on each page there was a little bee that seemed to add to the drama of the situation, like sitting on dad’s tie.
At the end of the book are some quick questions that teachers can use to review the story with their class. This helps children to remember and identify the context of the stories. Some questions require you to have keen observation skills and will allow you to go back and pick out details that you may have missed at first.
Billy’s Wide Crack – A fun rhyming story about assumptions and false thoughts is a light-hearted illustrated book that will make readers of all ages laugh. With children’s active imaginations, the story is sure to generate lots of laughter and fun and exciting class discussions.
Pages: 35 | ASIN: B0BFDTGNH7