And the winner is...
One Potato, Two Potato
by Cynthia DeFelice; illustrated by Andrea U'Ren
I love, love, love reading this book aloud. Cynthia DeFelice is an incomparable story teller!!
Mr. and Mrs. O'Grady are poor. Then Mr. O'Grady finds a magic pot that duplicates whatever lands in it. Once the premise is established the kids immediately "tumble" to the predicament when Mrs. O'Grady falls into the pot by accident.
Andrea U'Ren's comic illustrations perfectly complement this folktale. The image of Mrs. O'Grady's legs sticking out of the pot is the "money" page. I just let the kids savor the picture then wait for the "oh NOs" to start through the audience.
I can't believe I get paid to have fun like that!!