Submitted by Mr. Eric!
I Yam a Donkey by Cece Bell. Stop me if you’re heard this one before: a yam gets in an argument with a donkey about grammar. One day the donkey, a simple but harmless fellow, stumbles upon a rather persnickety yam. He declares to the Yam “I Yam a Donkey!” and although he really didn’t mean anything by it, he severely offends the Yam. For better or worse, the Yam happens to take the various aspects of grammar very, very seriously. He attempts to correct the donkey’s poor grammar by telling him “No, no, no it’s I AM a Donkey!” to which the Donkey responds (I’m sure you can already tell where I am going with this) “You are a Donkey!?” Throughout the course of the book the Yam proceeds to get angrier and angrier (to the alarm of some harmless green beans walking by) and ends up crossing a line with the Donkey. I don’t want to spoil the ending for you, but let’s just say that the Donkey ends up getting “fed up” with the Yam and his “I know better than you” attitude. I Yam a Donkey is a great book that cleverly teaches the reader the basics of grammar by tricking them into thinking that they are just reading a fun book about a Donkey and some vegetables. Very sneaky, Cece Bell. ProTip: Read the Donkey in your goofiest voice and make the Yam sound like a fancy English gentleman. You won’t regret it. See this book listed in our catalog
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