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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

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/

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

ILLUSTRATOR: Jack E. Davis

PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster, 2004

AGE GROUP: 6-8

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creativity, humor, perspective

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

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.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author Margie Palatini, visit:

http://www.margiepalatini.com

To learn more about illustrator Jack E. Davis, visit:

http://www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Jack-E-Davis/1809686