Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Charise Mericle Harper
Illustrator: Scott Magoon
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Little boys are full of energy. They love to play and pretend in many kinds of games. If other things in the world were like little boys, those things would be playing too. For example, waffles would turn breakfast into a battlefield with toast forts. Shopping carts would be race cars on a grocery store racetrack. There are many exciting ways the world would change if everything was like little boys. No part of the day would be boring. But at the end of the day, after all the playing is done, it's time to go to bed for every little boy.
The first way to use this book is simply as a good night book for boys. It shows a boy's complete day from breakfast to looking out at the stars at night from his bed. However, teachers can also use this book to help them teach at school. With the fun quirky imagination in this book, it would make a great writing prompt for both girls and boys. The students can complete some of the sentences with their own ideas. There are many creative possibilities for how to finish the sentence "If socks were like boys...." This book is not formatted as a story with a plot, but it does have a fun repeating pattern that children can easily catch onto which would make it easier for them to read by themselves.