This is a fun creative writing assignment that get kids thinking (or re-thinking) about the importance of children's literature.
This assignment challenges kids to create a parody of a famous children's book by crafting a sophisticated blend of: humor, morals/lessons, hyperbolic extremes, word play, and illustrations.
While this assignment is fun and lighthearted in theme, its purpose is quite challenging. Aside from parodying a children's story, they must also present a one-paragraph rationale.
This assignment is easily adaptable for students of different ability levels via page minimums, rhyming requirements, etc.