Welcome to another edition of Nonna’s Corner where I share books I’ve read with my grandchildren, affectionately known as the “Royals” here at Caffeinated. Today we are sharing a tall tale called The Day That A Ran Away by B.C.R. Fegan with illustrations by Lenny Wen. Grab a cup of pumpkin spice coffee and check it out.
by B.C.R. Fegan
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Master Jet has forgotten to complete his homework... or has he? Jet's teacher is surprised to find that instead of the alphabet, his page is completely blank. Jet tries to explain that it really isn't his fault. After all, how can he help it, if none of his letters want to stay on the page!
We all know the tall tales children tell their teachers when they’ve forgotten to do their homework. The Day That A Ran Away shares a child’s excuse.
It seems Master Jet forgot to write out his alphabet. When Mrs. May calls him on it he claims he did, but today was the day that “A” ran away. What unfolded was an elaborate, sometimes silly tale where all the other letters followed A’s lead.
“J found it funny and stepped off the page. K was annoyed and went into a rage. L just went missing I think it was theft…..”
Each letter has its own page and a wonderful color illustration to accompany it. I laughed at how wonderfully Mrs. May handled the situation.
The story is clever and the illustrations give each letter a personality all of their own. The Royals adored this story. It helped Princess Sophia connect the letters with the Alphabet song she loves to sing and is a great tool for early learners. This story is perfect for story time both at home and in the classroom. It allowed for conversation about Jet and his homework, and the telling fibs all while letting their imagination fly.
- Age Range: 3 – 6 years
- Grade Level: Kindergarten – 1
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Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog)
Yay!!! I have also read this book and I really enjoyed it too! Glad you enjoyed this book!
I loved this book. Don’t you think it would be a fun children’s learning and adventure show. The letter character’s are so fun!
Yes, I could see this being a fun show. Maybe a Prime Original.
A clever book for helping little ones learn their letters. Thanks for the post.
That sounds really cute.
This just sounds like a fun and fantastic book. My granddaughter is a little too old for this one, but I sure wish she could have read this one Kimberly! Hugs..and happy Wednesday! RO
Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms
This sounds so cute! I may have to grab it and put it away for the future…and I may just donate a copy to one of my favorite blogger/kindergarten teacher’s library. 😉
I love that they have so many fun learning books out now that really do help them make those connections they wouldn’t otherwise until later. This looks adorable!