No Jumping on the Bed!

Our rating: *****

Walter has been warned about jumping on his bed, but he chooses to disobey. An extra hard bounce sends his bed crashing through the floor and into the room below where Miss Hattie is enjoying dinner. Though Walter would love to stay, he continues the descent through every floor of the apartment, taking the occupants and their possessions with him.

Quite the funny story. The list of people and objects gets longer with each page. The rhyming names of the occupants makes the list even more humorous. Make sure that you pay close attention to the illustrations, especially the dinosaur on the television. All in all, this book is much more fun to read out loud than for one person to read it by himself.

No More Water in the Tub!

Our rating: *****

William is taking a bath, and his mother tells him not to run the faucet more than a minute longer. But when his brother Walter tries to make the water come out faster and the handle breaks off, William is in for a wild ride down the whole apartment building!

This one is absolutely hilarious. As William and the bathtub go from floor to floor, the downstairs neighbors are swept into the current and join the fun. The neighbors’ names and their “boats” all rhyme. For instance, “Patty Fuzzle steered her puzzle.” I still read this one!