Article Title

The Itchy Book


Karen Abbott


Excellent, Preschool, Primary, LeUyen Pham, Mo Willems, Itch, Scratchy, Written In Stone, Dinosaurs, Misinterpretation, Partial, Message

Document Type

Book Review


A turtle rests in front of a sign that says, "Dinosaurs do not itch." He greets a dinosaur who reads the sign and wonders at it but takes it to be true. Soon his friend, a triceratops comes by with an itch that she wants to scratch. The first dinosaur shows her the sign. Several more dinosaurs read the sign and all of them struggle not to itch. The first dinosaur decides to prove that they do not need to itch. They try everything to make him itch. Finally the turtle wakes up and moves. Now the sign says, "Dinosaurs do not itch ALONE." There is a very satisfying page of dinosaurs scratching together.