In Chris Raschka's picture books, language is always important - and usually just the top layer of the story. Beneath what is said, other dramas are taking place. Such is the case with 'Ring! Yo?' For, until the end, when both friends are shown, young listeners will have the chance to fill in for themselves half of the phone conversation. Of course, the body language of the boy is eloquent. His friend is peeved, feels rejected. And so this afternoon he'll be playing with someone else. Children and inventive grown-ups will eagerly follow.
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Review: Ring! Yo? (Yo!)User Review - Shakeema Gabriel - Goodreads
I love how my teacher read this in class. This is a phone read aloud . At the end the children can talk about what they thought the conversation was about. They could make up their own version with a partner. Read full review
Review: Ring! Yo? (Yo!)User Review - Asalyn Holliday - Goodreads
This book is so fun to read! It would be great for teaching students about how inflection changes based on punctuation. It would also be great for leading into an activity using phones where students could work with a peer and practice listening and taking turns in a conversation. Read full review