Chester Van Chime Who Forgot How to Rhyme

by Avery Monsen and Abby Hanlon is a charming book about a boy who loves words but suddenly forgets how to make them rhyme! This makes him feel like “a clock that could not tell the…hours or seconds or anything!” On each page, as Chester goes through his day, the book sets up an obvious rhyme and then subverts it deliberately: “It baffled poor Chester. He almost felt queasy. To match up two sounds, it was always so…simple for him.” Will Chester find his rhyming rhythm again? This is a great read-aloud book that encourages interaction: young readers will have fun guessing the rhymes that Chester misses!