Friday, June 21, 2013

The Happy Hocky Family

Author & Illustrator: Lane Smith  
Publisher:  Viking
Publication Year:   1993
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell

Awards:   Parent's Choice Award

Summary:  This satire of a traditional Dick & Jane primer is full of dry humor and sarcasm. It is most appropriate for older children who can understand the joke. The artwork is perfect in its simplicity. The book made me and my 9 year old laugh out loud several times! I think the ant farm story was my favorite.

Classroom Ideas: I would use this book to introduce the idea of sarcasm and parody to upper elementary students.

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