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Follow Billy and Milly through thirteen adventures in these funny and simple short stories. Through very basic storytelling, these brief narratives are told in only three or four words apiece. For example, ?Stoops (Billy and Milly sit on their front stoops as the ice cream truck drives by.), Hoops (Billy shoots his basketball?), Scoops (?as Milly licks her ice cream cone?)Follow Billy and Milly through thirteen adventures in these funny and simple short stories. Through very basic storytelling, these brief narratives are told in only three or four words apiece. For example, ?Stoops (Billy and Milly sit on their front stoops as the ice cream truck drives by.), Hoops (Billy shoots his basketball?), Scoops (?as Milly licks her ice cream cone?), Oops (?until the ball hits the cone and squashes her ice cream!).?Eve Feldman cleverly uses easily recognizable words in these entertaining episodes, and Tuesday Mourning?s vibrant, playful illustrations jump off the page to bring readers right into the action. With a pair of wonderfully playful characters, Billy and Milly is perfect for anyone who likes a good short story!...

Title : Billy and Milly, Short and Silly!
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ISBN : 9780399246517
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Billy and Milly, Short and Silly! Reviews

  • Tanya W
    2018-12-18 09:36

    Great book, loved it. Very clever and simple. It's amazing how you can tell a story with just 3 or 4 rhyming words and some great illustrations... it would be a fun activity to try to do with older children. I'd like to see if I could do that.

  • Emma Zvonar
    2018-11-30 16:45

    Perfect book when working with word families, roots/suffixes, and rhyming words. These are all short poems that revolve around word families. They are also silly poems that students will enjoy and relate to.

  • Casandria
    2018-12-02 09:48

    Very simple story told in few rhyming words. The illustrations might be too tricky for story time...Rhymes

  • Heidi
    2018-11-29 14:44

    I used this book last week with my first and second grade students as an introduction to story elements. I explained to them that to be a story there needs to be at least three things: characters, setting, and plot. The short stories in this book worked perfectly to emphasize my point that a story doesn't need to have 100 pages to be a story. By the time I got to the last story, the students were reading the words with me (a clear sign of engagement). Whenever a book captures the attention of my often restless first and second graders, I am always relieved. Not every book is a success after all. But this is a book that I will definitely use again. Maybe next time I'll work with the students and see if we can come up with short stories of our own.One of things that makes this book work so well is the way the illustrations and the words compliment each other perfectly. Since each story is only three or four words, the illustrations become a vital part of helping the students see the story. Mourning's illustrations do this perfectly. I also appreciated the organization of some of the stories, where the story starts on one double page spread, but finished on the next page. This allowed me to ask the students where they thought the story was going (prediction), another important skill for young readers to develop. The design of the book (short stories, few words) makes this a great book for struggling readers as well. Highly recommended for teachers to use with their students or for private reading time.

  • Pamela
    2018-12-03 16:48

    Billy and Milly, Short and Silly! / written by Eve Feldman; illustrated by Tuesday Mourning (2009) -- SUMMARY: Relates the adventures of Billy and Milly in very brief, rhyming text and illustrations. For example: Illustrations show a boy sitting on the dock fishing. There is a rock below the dock that turns into an crocodile. The three word rhyme: Dock, Rock, Shock, Croc! -- COMMENTS: A very unique book which uses three to four rhyming words to create a short story. CURRICULUM: Use to discuss the difference between nouns and verbs. Encourage readers to create their own short stories using the same format. NOTE: May be a little frustrating for beginning readers if not familiar with words linked to geographical locations. For example the word "stoops", in the South we do not have stoops, so the young reader may have trouble figuring the word from the picture.

  • Johncady
    2018-12-15 08:45

    This was a very clever children's book filled with great illustrations and wonderful use of rhyming to tell stories with few words. The book is able to tell each individual situation through one word being rhymed with the next. I think this would be perfect for very young readers, it is not just colorful and visually enjoyable to read, I think that the rhyming story telling that changes page by page helps children to make their own connections. Rhyming is also fun for children and helps them to remember things. I think that for those just beginning to read this would be a very helpful and fun book.

  • Paula
    2018-12-07 11:59

    Great illustrations, could be used for story time or for an early reader. Might need a little explaining if used in story time Follow Billy and Milly through thirteen adventures in these funny and simple short stories. Through very basic storytelling, these brief narratives are told in only three or four words apiece. Eve Feldman cleverly uses easily recognizable words in these entertaining episodes, and Tuesday Mourning's vibrant, playful illustrations jump off the page to bring readers right into the action. With a pair of wonderfully playful characters, Billy and Milly is perfect for anyone who likes a good short story!

  • babyhippoface
    2018-11-22 16:38

    Thirteen super-short stories make up this book about Billy & Milly. Each story is two to four pages in length, and told entirely in one-word, rhyming "statements". Example: DockRockShockCroc!Don't think it would make a good read-aloud for storytime, but it would work quite well for teaching the the concept of rhyme, as each story consists only of rhyming words. Also, this is a perfect example of illustrations providing context clues for understanding, as the stories cannot be understood without viewing the images.

  • Christine Turner
    2018-11-29 11:43

    Follow Billy and Milly through thirteen adventures in these funny and simple short stories. Through very basic storytelling, these brief narratives are told in only three or four words apiece. Eve Feldman cleverly uses easily recognizable words in these entertaining episodes, and Tuesday Mourning's vibrant, playful illustrations jump off the page to bring readers right into the action. With a pair of wonderfully playful characters, Billy and Milly is perfect for anyone who likes a good short story! www.hcpl.net

  • Westerville
    2018-11-19 09:38

    "Can you tell a story in just 4 words? Billy and Milly can - and sometimes in only 3! My favorite is perhaps Milly and the Dragon: Flame. Blame. Shame. Tame. And for the last word, Milly flies off on the dragons back." Robin, Youth Services LibrarianReserve a library copy!

  • Nina
    2018-12-19 09:48

    Follow Billy and Milly on their 13 fun adventures. Each short story is cleverly told using 3-4 rhyming words, making it a fun easy read for early to middle elementary students. Since Eve Feldman uses easy, recognizable words, this makes it a fun all read book. I could see this being accompanied in Language Arts with an activity where students are challenged to write a simple short narrative with limited word usage.

  • Laura
    2018-11-19 13:41

    What a wonderful book for young children and those learning rhyming words. Told only in rhyming words, this book tells the adventures of Billy and Milly. With one word per page, the reader has to use the colorful illustrations to piece together the story. Young kids will have fun guessing the next rhyming word to complete the story. I used this book with my kindergarten kids in the library, and they loved guessing the next word and then coming up with more rhyming words.

  • Liza Gilbert
    2018-12-08 12:54

    I'm not really sure I understand the point of this book. In 3-4 word snippets, Feldman tells many rhyming stories about Billy and Milly. Obviously meant as a story to discuss rhyming, the chosen words are too complex for this purpose alone. If it is a higher concept book, one wonders for whom it is intended.

  • Sarah Ashburn
    2018-12-05 10:53

    This book would be very good for a teacher to use with a student who is just learning to read. This book uses short words that are also explained through the illustrations. Billy & Milly Short & Silly also use rhyming and different types of segmentation to make the words easily read but to also tell a children's story.

  • Alexander The Triumphant
    2018-12-07 14:35

    In this book they say silly stuff. Billy said, "hoops," and Milly said, "scoops." Billy said, "oops," and Billy said, "dock, rock, shock, crock." Milly said, "ape." The gorilla had a cape and he escaped. Billy said, "bike," Billy said, "hike." I liked this book because there was people. -by Alex

  • Robin
    2018-11-26 13:40

    Wow. Can you tell a story in just 4 words? Billy and Milly can -- and sometimes in only 3! And the words rhyme. My favorite is perhaps Milly and the Dragon: Flame. Blame. Shame. Tame. And for the last word, Milly flies off on the dragons back. Fun, bright colored, cartoony style illustrations. Lots of child appeal and children may want to try to create their own stories!

  • Kelsey
    2018-11-28 14:57

    This book features three to four rhyming words in a set on each page. The words accompany a set of pictures that illustrate a humorous situation. The illustrations are funny and colorful. The rhyming words would be appropriate for encouraging phonological awareness. The sparse nature of the words makes the book very appropriate for use with young children.

  • Meghan Hunt
    2018-12-10 09:52

    This is a great rhyming book with simply, but funny escalating rhymes. Example: stoops, hoops, scoops, oops-(The basketball lands in the ice scream scoop, which leads to the oops.) It's a very clever book. I was thinking about using it for a storytime, but I think the text is too short for my audience.

  • Megan
    2018-11-29 10:39

    A good example of text and illustration working together to tell a story. Each story in this book consists of only three or four words that all rhyme (ex. Dock Rock Shock Croc). The pictures make it clear that there is a boy sitting on a pier, he thinks there is a rock below him, but he is surprised to see that it is actually a crocodile.

  • Jaclyn
    2018-12-15 10:32

    I wasn't sure if I would like this or not, but I have to say I was impressed. Very cute stories, new idea and even a few life lessons in three words or less. The pictures are fun and clarify the brief text. This is creative and fun. Would make a great addition to a lesson on rhyming words and proves a few well chosen words are much more important than lots of words.

  • Sarah
    2018-12-17 14:39

    This fantastic short book has a first reader type text in a picture book format. It has groups of rhyming words that tell short stories--for instance Tee--Bee--Flee about hitting a golf ball into a beehive. Definitely a good narrative skills as well as phonological awareness book

  • Bridget R. Wilson
    2018-12-09 08:53

    Gotta love a book that deals with word play. I'm sure the author had real fun making up her stories that only consist of 3 or 4 rhyming words. Great illustrations. In fact, the words wouldn't mean anything without them.

  • Karina Espinales
    2018-12-08 14:40

    There is no real story line. It is a great book to introduce to students that are learning about words and how some words rhyme. The pictures correspond to the the words and this is great for the children to try to figure out what each word might mean. Not a favorite but its a good childrens book.

  • W.H. Beck
    2018-12-04 12:47

    It's amazing how just a few rhyming words strung together can tell a story. As I read it to my son, he kept giggling and asking, "How'd they do that?" Perfect for brand-new readers and a great example of how illustrations tell the story.

  • Mackenzie Beals
    2018-12-04 10:00

    This 2010 Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts includes 13 very short stories. The short stories are told in three or four rhyming words. It has vibrant art and funny stories. This book could be used to discuss rhyming for younger readers.

  • Melissa
    2018-11-27 11:01

    VERY short stories, made up of 3 or 4 one-word rhymes. "Pack. Whack. Crack. Snack." Tells about making, hitting, and breaking a pinata, then eating the candy inside. A good non-ER book to remember for very beginning readers.

  • Teresa Garrett
    2018-11-30 13:52

    Three rhyming words on a page with a rhyming surprise on the next. Colorful interesting illustrations. Great way to teach rhymes with a twist. Could be used with older students as a challenge to write their own books.

  • Lesley Looper
    2018-11-25 16:01

    I liked this book! Short stories are told in a group of rhyming words, no sentences, just a few rhyming words with accompanying delightful illustrations. It'a a creative way for young readers to learn some rhyming word families and fill in the blanks on the little stories, too. Cute!

  • Felicity The Magnificent
    2018-11-27 16:35

    In this book they just said rhyming words. And there were different rhyming words on each page. And Billy and Milly were in the pages. - By Felicity

  • Rebecca
    2018-11-30 08:57

    Such a clever idea -- stories told in only 3 or 4 rhyming words, filled in with pictures. ("Tee -- Tree -- Bee -- Flee") This would be great to discuss and make up your own stories.