I Yam a Donkey!
By Cece Bell
Clarion Books, 2015
A hilarious book that ends up being a lesson on grammar! It kind of sneaks up on you. A brilliant (silly) book!
A silly (dare I say illiterate) donkey declares, “I yam a donkey!” A yam, obviously a true grammarian, corrects the donkey’s use of words, suggesting he say, “I am a donkey.” The donkey hears the yam declare that he is a donkey and is most confused. Between the donkey’s bad grammar and the yam’s grammatical corrections, a hilarious dialogue pursues. When the yam explains how to conjugate “To Be”, the donkey only gets more confused and thinks all the vegetables are the funniest-looking donkeys he has ever seen. I won’t share the ending, as it comes as a complete surprise!
Just a plain silly story, perfect for kids learning grammar in school!