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Harold Finds A Voice

Harold Finds A Voice”

In Harold Finds A Voice, Harold, a great mimicking parrot, grows tired of repeating the same sounds and escapes from home.

As he flies through Paris and hears new sounds, he discovers that everything has its own voice.

But when Harold speaks, he emits a horrible sound.

Will Harold find a voice?

Readers can mimic the sounds that Harold encounters on his journey.

This book promotes discovery, individuality, and risk-taking.

TITLE: Harold Finds A Voice

AUTHOR: Courtney Dicmas

ILLUSTRATOR: Courtney Dicmas

PUBLISHER: Child’s Play Inc., 2013

AGE GROUP: 4-7

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: discovery, individuality, risk-taking

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) The illustrations in this book do not use solid or completed outlines. Using watercolor paints, create a scene and/or character. If you’d like, add incomplete outlines using a black pen or marker.

2) Think of all the objects in your home that makes a sound. Write down the sound using onomatopoeia (the imitation of a sound that an item makes). See if you can create 20 onomatopoeias.

For example: toaster: Frzz! Ding!

blender: Bweee!

coffee pot: Burble

oil in a frying pan: spiz

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Courtney Dicmas, visit:

www.childs-play.com

One Family

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“One Family

 How many things can One be? One isn’t just singular – it is made of many.

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A family comes in all shapes and sizes. In the book, One Family celebrates families and their individuality.

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Illustrator Blanca Gomez’s pictures show what else One can be as well as the different varieties that families come in.

This book promotes flexible thinking, individuality, and parts of a whole.

TITLE: One Family

AUTHOR: George Shannon

ILLUSTRATOR: Blanca Gomez

PUBLISHER: Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, 2015

AGE GROUP: 4-7

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: flexible thinking, individuality, and parts of a whole

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Think of one as plural. What else is one? Make a list. Also, think globally. For example, one community and one country.

2) What number makes up your family? Once you have your number, list three other things that is that number. For example, if 12 is your family number, then… One is twelve. One dozen eggs. One bag of tennis balls. One family.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author George Shannon, visit:

http://www.georgeshannonauthor.com

To learn more about illustrator Blanca Gomez, visit:

http://cosasminimas.com/about/

Froodle

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Froodle ”

All year long, the crow caws, the pigeon coos, the cardinal chips and the little brown bird peeps.

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One day the little brown bird sang, “Froodle-oodle.” “Little brown birds say peep!” the crow reprimanded. Little brown bird tried to peep, but singing silly words made him happy. And then, the silliness spread.

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Dove and Cardinal sang, “Ickle, Zickle” and “Oobly, Snoobly.” Will Crow be able to join in the fun?

This story promotes individuality, creative-expression, originality, and imagination.

TITLE: Froodle

AUTHOR: Antionette Portis

ILLUSTRATOR: Antionette Portis

PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press, 2014

AGE GROUP: 5-8

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: individuality, creative expression, originality, imagination

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) What might a lobster say? Pick an ending of a word that you like the sound of. Invent two two-syllable words and one four syllable word using the same ending so that all the words rhyme. For example, what might a seal say? Blorppy, Snorppy, Loopagorpy!

2) Make a list of all the silly things that you do. From your list, what is something silly that you do that perhaps no one else does?

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Antionette Portis, visit:

http://www.antoinetteportis.com