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Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth”

Stewart’s sweet tooth screams for cake and candy. It’s constantly getting him in trouble. School detention slip #432. Easter chocolate bunnies never had a chance nor did the wedding cake.

Sweet Tooth yells and demands for more and more sweets. Finally Stewart gets fed up and feeds him peas.

But Sweet Tooth won’t give in. At the biggest baseball game of the season, Stewart is going to win the game for his team but his tooth interferes. Stewart marches home and grabs a carrot.

CRUNCH! Sweet Tooth falls out. He’s the Tooth Fairy’s problem now.

This book promotes imagination, humor and creativity.

TITLE: Sweet Tooth

AUTHOR: Margie Palatini


PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster, 2004


CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creativity, humor, perspective


1) Instead of having a sweet tooth, you have a savory tooth. What might your tooth say? What foods might your tooth crave?

2) Study the shapes of teeth. What types of food does each shape remind you of? Substitute a food for each tooth to make a collage of a mouth full of food teeth.


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The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABCs (the Hard Way)

“The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABCs (the Hard Way)

Not your typical ABC book, as  the Little Red Cat of The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABCs (the Hard Way) learns his ABCs in this wordless adventure story.

As Little Red Cat steps outside his front door, he is chased by Alligator, Bear, Chicken and Dragon.

(What action is the letter E? The egg.)

Pursued through a kingdom and over mountains, he becomes lost and has to find his way home.


In the back of this book, a word list depicts the words that accompany each letter. Illustrations provoke humor and emotion all while “teaching” the ABCs without one word.

This book promotes imagination, humor, and originality.

TITLE: The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABCs (the Hard Way)

AUTHOR: Patrick McDonnell

ILLUSTRATOR: Patrick McDonnell

PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company, 2017


CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, humor, originality


1) Invent your own wordless ABC adventure.

2) Pick two consecutive letters of the alphabet. Create a two page spread showing your characters doing an action using the two letters to direct the action like Patrick McDonnell did with letters F (fire) and G (glasses).


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Meet the Claymates, two balls of clay that can become anything.

When the artist leaves the room, what could possibly go wrong?

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