Saturday, January 7, 2012
Mr McGee and the Biting Flea by Pamela Allen
'Mr McGee went out to play, down to the beach one windy day.' So begins the fourth book in the Mr McGee series. But his positive mood is ruined when he is bitten by a flea which he then can't get rid of. In fact he is so distraught he strips down to his birthday suit! (A warning to any prudish readers out there.) This well-known book has won numerous awards and was shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for picture books. It is another great resource to explain rhyming couplets and onomatopoeia to students.
Also check out the performance of the book below by the Patch Theatre Company.