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Rhyme Crime

“Rhyme Crime

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

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

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.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Jon Burgerman, visit:

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/2144993/jon-burgerman

https://jonburgerman.com

Do You Really Want A Guinea Pig?

Do You Really Want A Guinea Pig?”

In this creative nonfiction book, the narrator and a guinea pig teach a boy,

the responsibilities of caring for a pet guinea pig.

Cute illustrations depict great characterization and humor.

In the back, the author provides a pet quiz and resources to learn more about guinea pigs.

This book promotes creative nonfiction and humor.

TITLE: Do You Really Want A Guinea Pig?

AUTHOR: Bridget Heos

ILLUSTRATOR: Katya Longhi

PUBLISHER: Amicus, 2016

AGE GROUP: 5-8

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creative nonfiction, humor

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Pick your favorite animal. It does not need to be a typical household pet. Write 10 how to steps about taking care of your animal.

2) Design a home (habitat cage) for your new pet. Make sure you research the animal’s natural habitat. 

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author Bridget Heos, visit:

http://www.authorbridgetheos.com/bio.php

To learn more about illustrator Katya Longhi, visit:

http://astound.us/publishing/artists/katya-longhi

The Gift of Nothing

“The Gift of Nothing”

It is a special day. Mooch wants to give a gift to his best friend, Earl, but what do you give someone who already has a bowl, a bed and a chewy toy? 

 

Nothing.

.

Mooch searches and searches until he finally finds…

 

This sweet book reminds us that the simplest “nothings” are  the best gifts.

This book promotes sharing and different perspective.

TITLE: The Gift of Nothing

AUTHOR: Patrick McDonnell

ILLUSTRATOR: Patrick McDonnell

PUBLISHER: Little Brown Company, 2005

AGE GROUP: 4-7

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: sharing, different perspective

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) How is an empty box be a gift? What would you do if you received an empty box?

2) Love is something that cannot be seen. Or can it? In what ways do you show love?

3) The symbol for love is a heart. What symbol would you create to represent friendship?

4) What does love sound like, smell like, taste like, feel like and look like? Using your answers to these sensory questions, write a poem about love.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Patrick McDonnell, visit:

http://www.mutts.com/about-patrick#