Of Siblings and Solitude: Cuddly Dudley

Saturday, November 24, 2007.

Cuddly DudleyAuthor: Jez Alborough
Illustrator: Jez Alborough
Published: 1995 Candlewick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1564025055

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A determined crowd of affectionate penguins, acres of cartoon ice floes and a healthy balance of group hugging and irritation make this slapstick story of sibling saturation a huge hit with the preschool crowd.

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Comment by Bryan

November 29, 2007 @ 5:19 pm

This was such a great podcast to listen to. I think one of the challenges of current day teachers, especially in lower grades, is finding a book that is educational as well as funny. A book like this, which seems to have a goofy main character and space for a lot of audience interaction could be great before a lesson to get the kids energized and things like that. I’ve really enjoyed looking around your website, and can’t wait to listen to more podcasts!

Comment by Just One More Book!!

November 29, 2007 @ 5:24 pm

Gee, Bryan. Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice comment and to share your opinions.

I’m glad you enjoyed the podcast and I hope your students love Dudley as much as we do!

Comment by Courtney Vintch

December 4, 2007 @ 6:41 pm

What a great website! I have always enjoyed children’s books, but as a new grad student majoring in elementary education, I am just beginning to see them from a critical perspective. It is impossible for teachers to know every children’s book available, but your website offers a wide range of books to explore, and offers possible topics of discussion. What a great resource!

I am glad I listened to this specific podcast on Cuddly Dudley, because I think it is key to choose books that open up discussion regarding a topic students can relate to. I’m sure that all students can relate to wanting to be alone, especially when it comes to family members, and this book would give students the opportunity to discuss their own experiences and perspectives regarding this topic.

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September 13, 2009 @ 9:05 pm

[...] Cuddly Dudley written and illustrated by Jez Alborough. “A determined crowd of affectionate penguins, acres of cartoon ice floes and a healthy balance of group hugging and irritation make this slapstick story of sibling saturation a huge hit with the preschool crowd.” (Candlewick Press, 1995) [...]

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