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Oh No, Astro!

Oh No, Astro!”

Cranky Astro’s space has been invaded. When a satellite crashes into him, Astro is knocked out of orbit. sent on an adventure whether he likes it or not.

Whether he likes it or not, Astro is in for the ride of his life, rocketing past planets, an astronaut, and the moon.

He hurtles to Earth.

When Astro smashes into stargazing Nova’s backyard, he is smaller but having fun.

The backmatter offers a question and answer format about space titled “A Selection of Space Facts.”

This book promotes different perspectives and humor.

TITLE: Oh No, Astro!”

AUTHOR: Matt Roeser

ILLUSTRATOR: Brad Woodard

PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016

AGE GROUP: 5-8

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: different perspective, humor

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Create jokes or riddles about rocks. Start with a list of other names that rocks can be called. Pick a few that appeal to you. Think about the different characteristics of each. How might you use those traits to invent a joke or riddle? For example, what does a snowman eat for breakfast? Snowflakes. Get it? Instead of Corn Flakes cereal, it’s Snowflake cereal.

2) Astro traveled through space to reach Earth. Imagine the journey of a pumice rock whose journey begins as part of a volcano.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author Matt Roeser, visit: http://www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Matt-Roeser/480281918

To learn more about illustrator Brad Woodard, visit:

https://www.skillshare.com/profile/Brad-Woodard/9099576

Do You Really Want A Guinea Pig?

Do You Really Want A Guinea Pig?”

In this creative nonfiction book, the narrator and a guinea pig teach a boy,

the responsibilities of caring for a pet guinea pig.

Cute illustrations depict great characterization and humor.

In the back, the author provides a pet quiz and resources to learn more about guinea pigs.

This book promotes creative nonfiction and humor.

TITLE: Do You Really Want A Guinea Pig?

AUTHOR: Bridget Heos

ILLUSTRATOR: Katya Longhi

PUBLISHER: Amicus, 2016

AGE GROUP: 5-8

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creative nonfiction, humor

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Pick your favorite animal. It does not need to be a typical household pet. Write 10 how to steps about taking care of your animal.

2) Design a home (habitat cage) for your new pet. Make sure you research the animal’s natural habitat. 

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author Bridget Heos, visit:

http://www.authorbridgetheos.com/bio.php

To learn more about illustrator Katya Longhi, visit:

http://astound.us/publishing/artists/katya-longhi

Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?

Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?”

Do you know which ones grow?

Answer yes or no.

If an owlet grows and becomes an owl, can a washcloth grow and become a towel?

Answer yes or no.

If a kitten grows and becomes a cat, can a cap grow and become a hat?

What will grow?

This book promotes creative, originality, nature, humor and creative learning.

TITLE: Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?”

AUTHOR: Susan A. Shea

ILLUSTRATOR: Tom Slaughter

PUBLISHER: Blue Apple Books, 2011

AGE GROUP: 4-6

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creative, originality, nature, humor, creative learning

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Create your own “which ones grow” questions. Make sure your questions rhyme. For example, if a puppy grows and becomes a dog, can a twig grow and become a log?

2) Pick six things from the book or from your own “which ones grow” questions and create a garden.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author Susan A. Shea, visit:

http://susanashea.com

To learn more about illustrator Tom Slaughter, visit:

http://www.tomslaughter.com/TomSlaughter.com/KIDS_BOOKS.html