It started out as a beautiful day in the garden until the chatter got a bit out of control!
Find out how all the commotion unexpectedly turns this peaceful garden all topsy-turvy as the news of the day quickly spreads throughout this delightfully illustrated children’s book.
Young readers will quickly engage with Annie Lang’s vividly detailed characters and imagery as the story unfolds in the garden. It’s a timeless tale of human nature and our need to socially share everything we hear with others. As is often the case in real life, what starts as a simple observation quickly turns into a most ridiculous misunderstanding.
Guess What I Heard Today is a terrific “read it together” publication that encourages discussion about how we communicate. This is Annie Lang’s tenth published illustrated children’s book title and the first time her fun garden characters have been introduced to young readers!
Decades ago, my first-grade teacher had the class sit in a circle, whisper a sentence into the ear of the student beside us as we passed our “secret sentence” from person to person. We were totally amazed when the last person in the circle revealed a statement that in no way resembled the original message.
This is a fun way to teach for kids of all ages who are now engaged in so many social media circles. It pleases me to know that this lesson in communication continues in many classrooms today. It’s also a great party game that usually ends in plenty of giggles!