Crash, Splash, or Moo by Bob Shea, 2018
Get your cheesy game show voice ready because you are going to want to read this hilarious book again and again! Mr. McMonkey, an energetic, banana-loving monkey, is the host to this wacky game show that stars Action Clam and a run-of-the-mill cow as daredevils who perform amazing stunts. Before each dangerous act, Mr. McMonkey polls the audience for their guess whether the outcome will be a crash, splash, or moo.
The comical illustrations are full of high-energy action and Mr. McMonkey’s request that readers raise their hands to show their prediction provides a fun interactive element that makes this story irresistible.
Bob Shea is well known for his humorous children’s books and this is another winner. I have no doubt that this will become a new classic read aloud. I know that it will certainly be my go-to when I am a guest reader for my children’s classes.
It also has tons of potential for classroom extensions. As soon as we finished reading it, my son asked if we could create our own game with funny outcomes.