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If You’re A Monster And You Know It

“If You’re A Monster And You Know It

 Snort, growl, stomp, twitch! Be a monster! Sing to this book’s catchy tune, “If You’re A Monster And You Know It”.

If you’re a monster and you know it, snort and growl.

If you’re a monster and you know it, wiggle your warts.

This book promotes imagination.

TITLE: If You’re A Monster And You Know It

AUTHOR: Rebecca Emberley, Ed Emberley

ILLUSTRATOR: Rebecca Emberley, Ed Emberley

PUBLISHER: Orchard Books, 2010

AGE GROUP: 4-7

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Pick a mythological creature. Make up words and movement to this song that pertain to your creature.

2) Make a collage creature. Cut shapes from different prints and textured papers. Assemble to create a new creature. Name your creature.

3) Complete fun activities at http://edemberleydrawingpages.blogspot.com 

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To sing along, visit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGOP_ZSLda4

To learn more about Rebecca Emberley, visit:

http://www.rebeccaemberley.com

To learn more about Ed Emberley, visit:

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/authors/ed-emberley/

Lexie the Word Wrangler

Lexie the Word Wrangler”

Lexie wrangles words instead of cattle. She raises baby letters until they grow into words, lassos words together, herds words into sentences and hitches sentences together to tell a story.

When a rustler turns up, adding letters to words and making other words disappear, ruckus upsets life on the ranch.

The desert turns into a giant dessert.

A rainbow becomes a bow in the sky. Will Lexie capture the rustler?

This book promotes originality, humor, and clever.

TITLE: Lexie the Word Wrangler

AUTHOR: Rebecca Van Slyke

ILLUSTRATOR: Jessie Hartland

PUBLISHER: Nancy Paulsen Books, 2017

AGE GROUP: 6-8

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: originality, humor, clever

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) You can be a word wrangler, too!

* Rearrange each of these words to form new words. GRATE, SCOPE, APES, ART, ATOM

* Write a list of compound words. Break the words into two words. Write each word on a slip a paper and fold. Put each word into a bag. Select two slips of paper from the bag. Form a new compound word.

* Drop letters from words to form new words.

2) Write a list of 50 words on slips of paper. Fold and put into a bag. Pick 15 words from the bag. Create a short story, using these words. 

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author Rebecca Van Slyke, visit:

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/188927/rebecca-van-slyke

http://rebeccavanslyke.com/about-me/

To learn more about illustrator Jessie Hartland, visit:

http://jessiehartland.com

I’m My Own Dog

I’m my own dog. No one owns me. I play fetch by myself. I roll over when I want to. I sit on my own.

But there’s this one spot on my back that I can’t scratch. I let this man scratch it and he followed me home.

Between you and me, I’m his best friend.

This book promotes humor and different perspective.

TITLE: I’m My Own Dog

AUTHOR: David Ezra Stein

ILLUSTRATOR: David Ezra Stein

PUBLISHER: Candlewick Press, 2014

AGE GROUP: 5-7

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: humor, different perspective

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Role-reversal. Pretend you are your mom or dad and she or he is you. Act out what takes place in the morning as each of you get ready for the day.

2) Make up a joke that a cat would tell another cat about a dog. Then invent a cat joke that a dog would tell another dog. 

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator David Ezra Stein, visit:

http://www.penguin.com/static/pages/youngreaders/children/features/davidezrastein/