Quirky books

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Quirky books

I just finished The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde about Humpty Dumpty's murder and the Nursery Crime Division Detective (Jack Spratt) who solves the crime. I loved that it was quirky and blended realistic and nursery rhyme characters.

My daughters are reading a book called The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy Tale Detectives, which sounds like it did a bit of the same blend of realistic and fairy tale characters. (it's for Battle of the Books)

Anyone else enjoy books like this? Any suggested titles? (something like Ella Minnow Pea is kinda like this to me, too)

Peace,
Julie

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The only books I can really think of like that are children's picture books

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
& one about Rapunzel *she can't hear the prince well and throws him down all kinds of things besides her hair*

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I should probably qualify my first post a bit--it doesn't have to have a fairy tale/nursery rhyme element. Those can definitely count and I love the books you mentioned Kelly. Smile

Peace,
Julie

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Another children's book

Walter the Farting Dog -- so funny!!!!
http://www.amazon.com/Walter-Farting-Dog-William-Kotzwinkle/dp/1583940537

The Rapunzel book I was talking about is Falling for Rapunzel -- we love it!! Great for teaching about rhyming words!!
http://www.amazon.com/Falling-Rapunzel-Leah-Wilcox/dp/0142403997/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219104002&sr=1-3

I love More Parts, so funny/quirky, and great for teaching Idioms

I kind of miss teaching ELA -- I used a lot of books like this, even with my 8th graders, and for the most part, they loved them!!

A couple of at home favorites, and definitely quirky, are Dinner Time and Small Talk by Jane Pienkowski
http://www.amazon.com/Dinner-Time-Jan-Pienkowski/dp/1581170246/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219104254&sr=1-2