“7 Ate 9: The Untold Story”
Word on the street is that 7 ate 9 and 7 is after 6. Scared 6 hires a private investigator, Private I, to find missing 7.
Private I searches for 8, who knows zilch.
Next he heads to Café Uno and orders a slice pi. He still needs more data and finds 11, who tells him 7 went on vacation. Things don’t add up.
Read the rest of the story for the clever, surprise ending.
This book promotes creativity, originality and discovery.
TITLE: 7 Ate 9: The Untold Story
AUTHOR: Tara Lazar
ILLUSTRATOR: Ross McDonald
PUBLISHER: Disney, Hyperion, 2017
AGE GROUP: 6-8
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creativity, originality, discovery
1) Using your favorite number and personification create a number character. Personification is giving human qualities or traits to something non-human. Sketch out your character. Then “dress” your character with color and textures.
2) Write your own fun mystery using these organizers from ReadWriteThink (http://www.readwritethink.org)
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