I Yam a Donkey! Story, pictures, and bad grammar by Cece Bell

Published by Clarion Books

Summary: A donkey declares, “I yam a donkey!” and a yam tries to correct his grammar. “I am a donkey.” “You is a donkey?” asks the donkey, and the rest of the book is an unsuccessful attempt to get things straight. The argument eventually attracts the attention of a carrot, turnip, and a bunch of green beans, all of whom are used as examples in the yam’s unsuccessful grammar lessons. Grades K-3.

Pros: This book is funny. Period. Don’t try to extract any educational value. The bright cartoon illustrations and comic bubble dialog will appeal to kids and the ridiculous arguments will have them rolling with laughter.

Cons: The vegetables get eaten. Sorry.

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