Would You Rather? Game (with Books!)

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Sometimes my kids and I like to read books and wonder if we would want to be in that story or not. When we read a whole stack, it adds up to a lot of wondering and comparing which one we would want to be in the most.

Ask these questions with picture books that can go head-to-head in your very own book game of Would You Rather!


Would You Rather…? Questions for Kids

1. Go on a camping trip or go to the beach?

The Camping Trip by Jennifer K.Mann and Sandcastle by Einat Tsarfati
Do you want to go camping overnight in the woods and swim in a lake or head to the beach to build an intricate sandcastle fit for royalty?

2. Meet a Beekle or a Snow Lion?

The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat and The Snow Lion by Jim Helmore and Richard Jones

Do you think it would be more fun to play with an imaginary creature named Beekle or a majestic snow lion who loves hide and seek?

Would you rather be friends with a skeleton or a scarecrow?
3. Be friends with a skeleton or a scarecrow?

Oscar Seeks A Friend by Pawel Pawlak and The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry and The Fan Brothers

A skeleton and a scarecrow can both be seen as something that isn’t alive, but these books beg to differ. Who would you want as a best pal?

4. Build a bike or build a robot?

Would you rather build a bike or build a robot?

The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke and Van Thanh Rudd or Little Robot Alone by Pat Maclachlan and Emily Maclachlan Charest

In these two books, bikes and robots are both made from different parts and bring friends together. Which would you rather build?

5. Be A Lovely Beast or A Lovely Bird?

Lovely Beasts: The Surprising Truth
by Kate Gardner and Heidi Smith and Birds From Head To Tail by Stacey Roderick and Kwanchai Moriya

Which one seems more like you, a unique type of bird or a lovely, but giant, beast?

6. Go to the moon or go deep underwater?

would you rather game with books
by Brita Teckentrup or Deep Underwater by Irene Luxbacher

The moon controls the ocean’s tides, but would you rather watch the moon as it passes through all of its phases or plunge deep into the ocean to find out what it holds?

7. Be an octopus or a whale?

Obsessive About Octopuses by Owen Davey or The Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond

Amazing sea creatures unite! Would you rather swim with a whale pod and sing expressive songs or be able to camouflage on the seafloor and squirt ink?

8. Write a letter to a yeti or a letter to the moon?

Would you rather write a letter to a yeti or a letter to the moon?
Dear Yeti
by James Kwan or Shy Willow by Cat Min

Going on a hike to send letters to the elusive Yeti or flying with a handmade balloon to get a message to the moon both sound like exciting ways to send letters, but which is the one for you?

9. Do ballet with a dinosaur or play baseball with a dinosaur?

would you rather game for kids

Brontorina by James Howe and Randy Cecil or Dino-Baseball by Lisa Wheeler and Barry Gott

Dinosaurs might seem too big to dance or play, but not in these books! So if you could dance with brontosaurus or play nine innings with a team of dinos, which would it be?

10. What would you rather do in this story about you?

What Would You Do In A Book About You? by Jean Reidy and Joey Chou

Imagine creating a book that is all about you. There are so many choices in how you can write this story, so this book asks the very important question: if the story was all about you, what would you do?

About Meredith Bartolo Pappas

Meredith is a licensed teacher with almost twenty years of experience in education. Her specialities are holistic learning, early literacy, and social-emotional development. She is also a reading specialist, artist, and mom of two. She loves all things bookish, magical, and cozy. Find her at Sharing Circle Education sharingcircleeducation.com and on Instagram @sharingcircleeducation.

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  1. I would like a printable copy of the Would You Rather(with books) questions. How can I receive that? Thanks!