Poppy Pickle

“Poppy Pickle”

While Poppy lives in an ordinary house with ordinary parents and ordinary cats, she is far from ordinary. She is full of imagination. Sometimes Poppy’s imagination lands her in a pickle. 

One day after being sent to her room, Poppy starts to imagine and then something happens. 

All the things that Poppy imagines come alive. Things get out of control. How will Poppy fix things before her parents enter her room?

This story promotes the creative components of imagination and humor.

WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: I like this book because of its celebration of imagination. This humorous story is a fun read. Be sure to “read” the pictures.

TITLE: Poppy Pickle

AUTHOR: Emma Yarlett

ILLUSTRATOR: Emma Yarlett

PUBLISHER: Templar Books, 2015

AGE GROUP: 4-7

TOPIC(S): childhood, imagination

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, humor

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Set a timer for ten minutes. Make a list of all the things that you can image. Let your imagination go wild. It can weird and wacky. It can be strange and unusual. It is imagined without judging it. From your list, pick one thing to sketch out. Name it.

2) Has your imagination ever gotten you in trouble? What happened? Now write about what would have happened if the things you had imagined had come alive (like in the story)? How would you solve the problem?

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Emma Yarlett, visit:

https://www.emmayarlett.com/About-1

To see more about Poppy Pickle, visit:

https://www.emmayarlett.com/Poppy-Pickle

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