Picture Book Review: Sardoodledom: A Spelling Bee Tale by Krishna Dalal

Title: Sardoodledom: A Spelling Bee Tale
Author: Krishna Dalal
Illustrator: Jessica Warrick
Publisher: One World Publishing
Release Date: September 11, 2011
Website: One World Publishing

Book Summary:

Join Chloe, Ryan, Juan, and Hannah as they spell their way through the 9th Annual Jefferson Elementary School spelling bee. Whether it’s playing with rhyme, telling knock knock jokes, or tackling homophones, these spellers will keep you in splits. And will one lucky charm prove to be unlucky? This dramatic spelling bee can only be summed up by Chloe’s favorite word: sardoodledom.

I learned a new word today: Sardoodledom. I didn’t even know it was a real word prior to reading this book. Sardoodledom = overly dramatic, almost unbelievable.

In Sardoodledom 4 students with very different personalities compete in the second grade spelling bee. One child loves spelling big words, another loves rhyming, the third loves to tell jokes and the fourth is terrified of homophones. Along the way we also learn of palindromes and oxymorons until the adventure ends as one great big Sardoodledom.

A cute book with many possibilities for use in a teaching setting.

Here’s my own lame attempt at a knock, knock joke:

“Knock Knock”
Who’s There?
Dewey Who?
“Dewey need to read this book?”
Most definitely!

Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book

Source:  I’m assuming from the author or publisher – it just showed up in my mailbox.