Crankee Doodle by Tom Angleberger and illustrated by Cece Bell
CRANKEE DOODLE BY TOM ANGLEBERGER, ILLUSTRATED BY CECE BELL (HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT, 2013)
We all know the Yankee doodle song, right? Well, in this hilarious outing, Tom Angleberger (The Strange Case of the Origami Yoda) and his wife Cece Bell (2013 Geisel winner, Rabbit & Robot) change it up ever so slightly. well, actually, they turn it on it’s head. 🙂 Crankee’s horse is begging to go to town but Crankee offers every excuse he can think of NOT to go. I read the ARC of this to a group of 3rd graders recently and they were on the floor laughing. It’s so much fun for them to find something they know well and have an author change it up. That’s exactly what Jon Scieszka did with The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, isn’t it? That seemed to catch on a bit! 🙂 Check this book out when it appears in shops and libraries in April.