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All the world's a stage...

Some books are meant to be read independently and others are perfect for bedtime, but my absolute favorites are those that are meant to not just be read-aloud, but are perfect for performing!
Some of these have been mentioned in other blogs, but I hope a few of them will be new to you, or at least remind you of an old favorite. I especially have to give credit to Adrienne (of What Adrienne Thinks About That) and her readers for giving me some new ideas/inspiration for how to use books differently with kids.

Almost any of Mo Willems' Pigeon books could work, but Don't Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus and Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late have been the most sucessful for me. Who doesn't love to yell "No, pigeon!"? Probably someone who I wouldn't like very much.

If you have another staff member handy (or parents who are game--in my case, it was a teen volunteer to torture) and an extra copy of the book, some of the entries in the Elephant and Piggie beginning re…