Another one of my favorite books is ‘Mortimer’ by Robert Munsch. It’s about a boy who doesn’t want to go to sleep. He makes lots of noise instead. Everyone tells him, “Mortimer, be quiet” but instead he sings, “Clang, Clang, rattle bing bang gonna make my noise all day.” When people go up the stairs to tell him to be quiet, they make the noise ‘thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump.’ I am helping the children say the ‘th’ sound correctly by sticking out their tongue when saying ‘thump’. In the end, Mortimer waits for someone to tell him to go to sleep. But no one does. So he falls asleep on his own. Below: the children have fallen asleep like Mortimer.

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