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Petra

“Petra

From the cover to the end of the Petra’s story, readers’ imaginations will spark. Petra is a mountain. Nothing can move her.

Petra is an egg. What will she grow up to be?

Petra is an island.

What else will Petra be?

This book promotes imagination and flexible thinking.

TITLE: Petra

AUTHOR: Marianna Coppo

ILLUSTRATOR: Marianna Coppo

PUBLISHER: Tundra, 2018

AGE GROUP: 3-6

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, flexible thinking

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Build or design a rock home for an insect or small creature.

2) What else can a rock be? Make a list of attributes of a rock. What attributes does a rock have that can be used in something else? For example: strength (attribute) – can be used to build a tower. How might the rock’s strength be good for building? How might the rock’s strength not be good for building?

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Marianna Coppo, visit:

http://mariannacoppo.tumblr.com

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

Frederick

“Frederick

Over 50 years old and a Caldecott Honor book, Frederick is a beautiful, classic story. Frederick sits on the old stonewall while his brothers gather food for the winter.

“Why don’t you work, Frederick?”

“I do work. I gather sun rays for the cold dark winter days.”

While the mice continue to collect, Frederick gathers words and colors.

During winter’s long cold days, supplies become depleted. Frederick keeps his brothers warm and happy with his colors and words. Frederick is a poet.

This book promotes imagination, wonder and perspective.

TITLE: Frederick

AUTHOR: Leo Lionni

ILLUSTRATOR: Leo Lionni

PUBLISHER: Alfred A. Knopf, 1967

AGE GROUP: 3-6

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, wonder, perspective

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Which colors remind you of each season (spring, fall, winter and summer)? Using those colors, create an expressive art picture that expresses the feeling of one of the seasons.

Here is an example of expressive art.

2) Gather colors for a rainy like Frederick did in the story. Write a poem about your rainy day.

3) Design a card for a friend using the illustrative style of Leo Lionni. 

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Leo Lionni, visit:

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/authors/leo-lionni/