Would You Rather...

Would You Rather...

John Burningham / Jun 26, 2019

Would You Rather Would you rather have supper in a castle breakfast in a balloon or tea on the river Would you rather be made to eat spider stew taste slug dumplings chew mashed worms or drink a snail shake In a

  • Title: Would You Rather...
  • Author: John Burningham
  • ISBN: 9781587172175
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Would you rather have supper in a castle, breakfast in a balloon, or tea on the river Would you rather be made to eat spider stew, taste slug dumplings, chew mashed worms, or drink a snail shake In a series of challenges inspired by the beloved game Top That , John Burningham lets readers imaginations soar with propositions from the whimsical to the outrageous Here isWould you rather have supper in a castle, breakfast in a balloon, or tea on the river Would you rather be made to eat spider stew, taste slug dumplings, chew mashed worms, or drink a snail shake In a series of challenges inspired by the beloved game Top That , John Burningham lets readers imaginations soar with propositions from the whimsical to the outrageous Here is a surefire giggle getter for storytime, perfect for sharing with any child who s ever wanted to do something completely out of the ordinary.

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      • John Burningham

        enpedia wiki John_BurMarried to Helen Oxenbury They have one son and two daughters.John Burningham was born in 1936 in Farnham, Surrey, and attended the alternative school, Summerhill In 1954 he spent two years travelling through Italy, Yugoslavia and Israel, working at a variety of jobs.From 1956 1959, he studied at the Central School of Art, after which he designed posters for London Transport and the British Transport Commission He also spent a year on an animated puppet film in the Middle East He then became a writer and illustrator of children s books, his first book, Borka The Adventures of a Goose With No Feathers 1963 winning the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1963, an achievement he repeated with Mr Gumpy s Outing 1970.Since then, he has written and illustrated many children s books He is also a freelance designer of murals, exhibitions models, magazine illustrations and advertisements.


    658 Comments

    1. A fun and thought-provoking book where children are presented with a variety of fantastical options from which to choose--some are delightful ("Would you rather have supper in a castle, breakfast in a balloon, or tea on the river?") but some are lesser of two (or more!) evils (slurping a slug milkshake or swallowing a frog whole!? Do I HAVE to choose!?) The book invites the reader into the story--you really have to think about yourself experiencing each of the scenarios presented, and it's not a [...]


    2. A fun and thought-provoking book where children are presented with a variety of fantastical options from which to choose which they would rather. Some are extraordinary but some are lesser of two evils (slurping a slug milkshake or swallowing a frog whole? It allows children to really talk, think and make their own choices. The book leads to a text based approach to reading by allowing the children to interact with the book. For children who love to imagine and aren't easily stressed, I think it [...]


    3. A very fun read! Would provide brilliant opportunities for discussions with children. Also, the repetitive language would be useful for students with EAL.


    4. I was gonna give this 4 stars, but Izzy argued that it should get "all of the stars," and who am I to argue with youthful exuberance.This book features Burningham's trademark light-hearted whimsical funny-but-you-can't-put-your-finger-on-why-exactly drawing style. It is a series of dilemmas such as, would you rather be made to:a) eat SPIDER stewb) taste SLUG dumplingsc) chew mashed WORMSd) or drink a SNAIL shakeOne of my favorite parts was this one. We'd just come from the zoo, where we'd seen a [...]


    5. I’ve played this game with kids and remember enjoying it myself when I was a kid: choosing among two or three or four or more options of supposedly equal good or bad things. This book will get all the participants talking and thinking.It was all going so well until I came across a few so called choices of way too disgusting things, none of which I’d ever choose. But, all in all, a very fun exercise. There are some lovely things to contemplate too.This seems more like an activity to me than a [...]


    6. A brilliant launch pad to discussion whether you are with one child or with twenty. Just as the title implies, one must choose between a couple of choicesme pleasant and silly, others unpleasant. Not unlike life really. My partner and I play a similar game with each other entitled "This or that." Not recommended at bedtime as it is likely to wind wee folks up with an endless barrage of silly what ifsd you know that can go on FOREVER!


    7. Oldie, but a goodie. A fun and imagination-stimulating read. It is adventurous and will make both you and the child you share it with really think. The only issue is the ending pretty meh.


    8. This book includes various questions asking the reader which option they would choose. This is an opportunity for children to bond and discuss openly which option they prefer and why. Children can also create their own situations to ask others.


    9. The original “Would you rather?” Copyright 1978! Scenarios range from 2 to 6 choices with the optimal choice reserved for the last page of the book. This would be a fun bedtime book.


    10. Typically humorous JB. I remember loving the would you rather choices, so I think it will appeal to children, but no great storyline here, just a lot of choices to make. Maybe good for discussion.


    11. This book has elements of fiction.I really enjoyed this book! It will keep the children entertained and keep them laughing. I believe that children will be engaged. As a teacher you can involve all the children in this book, for example, can use the voting system to see what children 'will rather do'. This can then launch a class discussion and so on. It gives children three options of what they would rather have. It gives you a sense of your child's interests and sense of character as you can a [...]


    12. If you ever need a book to start discussion or debate among ks1 children then this is it. Choices such as whether you would rather eat spider stew or mashed slugs provides interesting questions and disucssions within the classroom. The book is set out for the three to six-year-old age group,i used i in a year 1 class but i believe children in early ks2 would also enjoy the dilemas this book provides. It was a great book to use as a starter to my literacy lesson and i really lead to a lively disc [...]


    13. Pure charm. Rees and Hazel consider the whimsical questions in this book very seriously every time we read it. "Would you rather your house be surrounded by water, snow, or jungle? Would you rather be forced to eat slug dumplings, or a snail shake?" The illustrations have got a British flare to them, and I just enjoy reading this story with them over and over again as they make different choices to the questions/pictures with every reading.


    14. This would be a great book to read to a child to encourage critical thinking skills. Each page has a different set of "would you rather" questions, which encourages discussion about the selections that the reader makes. I found myself having a hard time making a decision on some pages! The images are somewhat older, but it is still fun to read.


    15. This book is an excellent conversation starter that can e used to create a dynamic vocabulary and print motivation for children (2-4 years old). Some of the decisions are so funny that the kids want to circle back to them. I also love how children organically work on their own narrative skills as they come up with increasingly crazy scenarios.


    16. 3.5 starsa book about would you rather. All of the suggestions don't thrill meI would rather do none of themwell except the last page. It is good for a giggle and gives something to think about"would you rather jump in nettles for five dollars, swallow a dead frog for twenty dollars or stay all night in a creepy house for fifty dollars?"


    17. This is an interactive storybook for kids and parents alike. Each page gives you options and you have to choose which one you would rather do. For example, would you rather your dad did a dance at school or your mom make a fuss in the cafe? We all have different ideas and opinons towards why would would rather do one thing over something else. I would like to own this book someday.


    18. A young child's version of the game "Would You Rather" Choices range from where you would want to be lost to what kind of animals you'd like to play with.Fun and a bit silly illustrations.


    19. Great ideas to spark lively classroom conversations and jumpstart writing and graphying activities. By the wayI'D rather stay all night in a creepy house for fifty dollars than swallow a dead frog for twenty or jump in the nettles for five! :) That's just me!



    20. All of life's really important questions are asked in this short, fun picture book.Would I rather be covered in jam or water or be dragged through the mud by a dog? Jam for sure.


    21. One of the very beset of Burningam's books. Use it constantly on training courses for teachers of young children.


    22. Excellent thought- provoking book. Full of discussion, reasoning and justification opportunities. A light- hearted, enjoyable read for younger children.


    23. This is such a fun book that kids will love! Helps them be creative and try to imagine different crazy scenarios! They could make up their own 'would you rrathers' and make a class book!


    24. This might segue into a nice piece of persuasive writing if it is presented right. I don't know yet. I haven't had a chance to try it, though I intend to.


    25. What a fun book! Everyone reading this will find themselves choosing their answer to the questions, adult and child alike. As a caution, there were some scary choices for young children (3-5)


    26. This is an adorable children's book that absolutely encourages class participation. The choices are silly and whimsical while still being gross enough to keep a child's attention.


    27. Both boys love reading this again and again, and discussing the rationale for their choices. Very clever and creative, the "would you rather" prompts range from silly to reflective.


    28. Having read this many times of the years with my kids, I'm not tired of it yet! It's like an old friend I'm always happy to see knocking on my door.We always giggle our way through this one.



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