I’ve left my camera at work so I’m sharing a book review with you instead. I have a child in my class whose mum loves children’s literature. He will regularly bring me in a new book she has found and share it with the class. On one such occasion he brought in The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarky. The title captured my attention (and the class’) straight away. There was lot of “Ahahahaha, the terrible PLOP!” I knew EXACTLY what they were thinking.
The Terrible Plop has a lot more going for it than just it’s title. It has a lively rhyming text which is engaging and easy to follow. The story starts off with some bunnies sitting by the lake eating carrots and chocolate cake when ….
The rabbits jump up in fright and run off as fast as they can to get away from the terrible plop. They meet other animals on the way and they all join in on running away from the terrible plop.
Until they reach the bear who is happily lazing in a chair in the sun. He does not care about any silly old plop. He is brave.
He demands that the smallest little rabbit takes him back to show him this terrible plop.
The rabbit, having no choice, takes the bear back to where he heard the terrible plop. He sits facing the lake and again the terrible plop is heard. The rabbit sees the cause and turns to tell the bear there is nothing to be afraid of but the bear has heard but not seen the terrible plop and of course…..
There are so many ways this book could be used:
And not to mention just reading it for enjoyment!
(Oh and did you figure out what made the terrible plop??)