Book Linky plus a Giveaway!

I was so excited to hear about Deanna Jump's new "We Love Books!" Linky party! Although I didn't link up last week I was hopping around to those that did and found a few new books I can't wait to get my hands on!

Today I am sharing a book... and if you wait.... you will see a giveaway at the end of this post.

Who doesn't love Mo Willems? Did you know he used to be an animator for Sesame Street? I didn't realize that until I just read it in his little bio... but not too surprising to know he has been in the game of entertaining children {and adults} for a long time.

Okay, so this book "That is NOT a Good Idea!" is hilarious.
I love how it is set up as a silent movie... and see those cute little goslings? They are the audience watching the interaction between the sneaky, but dapper, fox and the goose.

It seems to be a lesser known title in Mo's repertoire {or is that just me?}... but you know who he is... with his famous pigeon stories!  My favorite of his may be Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs.

This isn't a long fact it is pretty short,  but is very entertaining. I won't give away the ending because, well, That is NOT a Good Idea!

I will say I heard someone say this book seems a little "violent" Um, okay I guess I can see that, but have you read The Gingerbread Man, Hansel and Gretel or a million other children's classics that have a slightly disturbing plot when you think about it?

Mo Willems does a great job of playing off  the typical old fashioned children's story {some of which I just listed above} ..... And what a great chat you can have about prior knowledge.

And it may be a lot of fun to take predictions of what the ending will be just before flipping to that last page!

This is what one of my little ones wrote after reading it... I don't think I would be giving away much, but I covered up some of her words that give away the ending.... although I guess the picture is somewhat telling!

In case you don't read kindergarten it says, "My whole entire class thought that the fox was going to eat the goose." And true that.... they did.

So..... I have a copy of this book I would LOVE to giveaway to one of you!! It is a hard back version that I will send off to someone in one week from today....

Just enter below...

And then be sure you hop on over to Mrs. Jump's Class to get some more literary inspiration!
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  1. Mo Willems just keeps publishing great books! I love how this one looks like a movie. My students add extra "really"s into it. LOVE it.

    Technically A Media Specialist

  2. What is not to love with Mo Willems! I bought Goldilocks and the three dinosaurs this year to use for a compare/contrast/venn diagram project. I agree... it might just be my favorite!

    Cori in TX (formerly WA)