A crime has happened! Each time the thief commits another crime, the stolen item gets replaced with a rhyming item.
This fun caper introduces young readers into the world of rhyme.
But what happens when the thief comes across a word that doesn’t rhyme with another word? Will the thief get caught?
This book promotes imagination, creativity and humor.
TITLE: Rhyme Crime
AUTHOR: Jon Burgerman
ILLUSTRATOR: Jon Burgerman
PUBLISHER: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2018
AGE GROUP: 4-7
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, creativity, humor
1) Create two scenes that could be added to this story. Create a character that wears a coat. Think of words that rhyme with coat. Choose one of the words to replace coat. Draw the new scene with your new word.
2) Make a list of things that you might find in a school backpack. Next to each word, write a rhyming word. Give your list of rhyming words to a partner and have him or her guess what the original item was.
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Creative Thinking Prompt: Doughnuts!
Yummy! Today is National Doughnut Day!
Imagine you are the Lochness Monster, a centaur, a mermaid or a unicorn enjoying a delicious doughnut. What part of that doughnut do you enjoy eating the most? The flavor, the frosting, what’s inside the doughnut, etc.
Create a new doughnut for an imaginary creature.
What will the flavor be? How does the flavor connect to your creature?
What type of frosting or glaze will you use?
What will the shape of your doughnut be – a fritter, a jelly-filled, a cake, a longjohn, or something else?
What decorations will you add?
What will you name your new creation?
Did you know that the doughnut was created on a ship? Read The Hole Story of the Doughnut, a picture book written by Pat Miller, to learn how the doughnut came into existence.
Creative Thinking Prompt: It’s not springtime, it’s wingtime!
If you could fly, what kind of wings would you have? Would you have dragon wings, butterfly wings, airplane wings…?
Brainstorm a list of wings.
Pick a set of wings or if you prefer you could have two different wing sets – an upper and lower set. Why did you choose that wing type? How might your wings affect how you can fly? Where would you fly to? What else might you use your wings for?