Books Picture Book Challenge 2011 Picture Books

A Videoblog on Lauren Child’s Who’s Afraid of the BigBadBook

PictureBook Reading Challenge Update: 7 out of 72

This video post is actually a response to Elizabeth Anne Writes who also blogged about Lauren Child’s Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book as part of the Picture Book Reading Challenge (click here to be taken to Elizabeth’s post).

This book happens to be one of my daughter’s favorites and one that we like reading again and again. While this video clip that I am sharing is something that we have done a year ago as part of our GatheringBooks launch way before in Spruz (before it decided to make its members pay), I thought it would be a nice video response to Elizabeth’s post. We also re-read the book last night and as per usual it made us laugh yet again.

This video clip shows my then-8-year old daughter (now nine) reading excerpts of BigBadBook aloud (I edited some parts so the book was not really read in its entirety). Enjoy!

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

4 comments on “A Videoblog on Lauren Child’s Who’s Afraid of the BigBadBook

  1. elizabethannewrites

    This is delightful! I’ve so enjoyed seeing and hearing Ela reading the story. The different voices Ela gave to the different characters were just right.

    Thanks so much for the shout-out for my blog!


    • myragarcesbacsal

      You’re most welcome Elizabeth. I simply couldn’t resist reposting this after I have read your blog on Lauren Child’s Bigbadbook. I am aware that there is a website devoted to just children’s video read-aloud of books, but I couldn’t for the life of me remember it any longer. Will let you know (and the folks over at picturebook reading challenge) once I recall this bit of info. It’s always great to see kids enjoying their books. =)


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