Writing activity that has students reading the popular picture books and then writing and illustrating their own version. This includes the lesson ideas as well as a rubric.
Very quick and easy lesson plan. Just find your favorite version of the books and read one (or all) followed by some brainstorming/modelling. Then set them to work!
Some of my student's titles:
If you give a Zebra Zucchini
If you give a Cat a cup of Coffee
If you give a Llama a Lemon