Bedtime at the Nut House Book Review with Awesome Resources & Freebie

TITLE: The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House

AUTHOR: Eric Litwin

ILLUSTRATOR: Scott Magoon

PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company, 2014

GENRE: Fiction

THEMES: Rhyme, Play, Bedtime, Nuts, Family Life

AGES: 3 to 7

SYNOPSIS: Bedtime at the Nut house is very nutty. Hazel and Wally are two sweet little nuts who love to dance and sing and play and howl even when it's bedtime. Especially when it's bedtime! Mama Nut has to be very strict (as most Moms do from time-to-time) to get her little Nuts into bed.

OPENING LINES: It was time for bed. The day was done. But Hazel and Wally were still up having fun. And they sang together. "We're Nuts! We're Nuts! We're Nuts!"

WHY I LOVE THIS BOOK:  The illustrations are bright, colourful and cheerful. It's a funny, goofy book, full of the Litwin magic. I also enjoyed all the silly word play: "Titanut" for Titanic, "Nutvana" for Nirvana, "Unutted States" for United States, etc.  I know my new class of Grade 1's will go nutty for this book!

RESOURCES:

1. Here's a  snippet of the book, including the song!



2. Mosaic Acorn Art:
Click to grab the instructions.
Thank you to Spoonful

3. Beautiful Acorn Cap Jewels:

Click the pic for directions.
Thank you to KiwiCrate!

4.  Math File Folder Game (plus and minus one games using oak leaves and acorns):

Click the pic to visit FileFolderFun
and grab these free games.

5. A free acorn paper (8 x 11) I made just for YOU!


Click to grab



I'm linking up with Susanna Hill for Perfect Picture Book Friday. I haven't done that in a long while. Be sure to check out her blog. There are always fabulous book recommendations to be found.

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26 comments

  1. Pete the Cat made me an Eric Litwin fan. I look forward to adding this book to our collection. And I love those acorn cap jewels. Do you know of a local source of acorns?

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    1. The acorn cap jewels are very pretty, aren't they? I really want to do those with my class.
      You're welcome to come pick up acorns from our yard next time you're down:)

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  2. I'm also a Eric Litwin fan. This looks like a great book. I put it on my Chapters wish list.
    I love the acorn paper. Very cute!
    Always Primary

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! I'm sure you'll love his new book:)

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  3. Your acorn paper is too cute! Thank you!!

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  4. Oh! This looks nutty fun!! I love nuts!

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    1. Max loves them, too! He was actually trying to eat the acorns in the yard yesterday!

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  5. Your activities are just awesome! What a hoot, a story about nuts!!

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    1. Thanks, Joanna. It's a pretty cute story:)

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  6. Hazel and Wally - what PERFECT nut names!

    This looks so cute and your resources are very fun!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Cathy. Glad you like the resources I found.

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  7. I just love seeing your resources. Always amazing. This books sounds right up my alley!

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    1. Thanks, Penny, that's sweet of you. I'm sure you'll love his new book!

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  8. I NEED to make those caps! And goofy is for me! Thanks!

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    1. Me, too! I've already started collecting the acorns.

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  9. What fun to be able to should "we're nuts!" in a read aloud! And like the others, those jeweled acorn caps wowed me. I usually sweep them from the back yard and put them out front for the deer but I may have to save a few caps for myself this year.

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    1. Wendy, me too! I've already started a little pile to take into my classroom.

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  10. This looks like SO much fun, Barbara! I was totally sold right form the title :) WE live in s nut house too :) And wow! What fantastic activities! Thanks for sharing this one with us :)

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    1. You're welcome, Susanna. I'm so glad you do this weekly linky!

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  11. What a fun book, Barbara! And I have to tell you, your activities are always the BEST! Thanks so much for your hard work in putting together such great posts!

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    1. Thanks, Vivian! That's really kind of you to say.

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  12. A nuthouse...that perfectly describes my house at bedtime. Ha, ha. Thanks for spotlighting such a funny book.

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    1. What is it with bedtime? My two year old grandson goes absolutely bananas!

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  13. My silly boys would LOVE this book. Thank you for sharing. I can sing, but it would be much more fun if Eric could drop by.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  14. Oh, this looks very silly and fun. Very nutty indeed! Thanks for sharing it.

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