Tag Archives: self-discovery

Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution

Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution”

It’s New Year’s Day and Squirrel doesn’t know what a resolution is.

As she visits her friends, her friends tell her about their resolutions.

Bear resolves to teach others to read. Turtle and Mole resolve to plant a garden. Porcupine resolves to be less grumpy.

Will Squirrel learn how to make her own resolutions?

This story promotes self-discovery.

TITLE: Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution

AUTHOR: Pat Miller

ILLUSTRATOR: Kathi Ember

PUBLISHER: Albert Whitman & Company, 2010

AGE GROUP: 5-8

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: self-discovery

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) “Think of a way to improve yourself. Or a way to use what you’re good at to help others,” said Rabbit. Make your own two New Year’s resolutions.

2) What is one act of kindness you can do for each of the twelve months of the year?

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author Pat Miller, visit:

https://www.patmillerbooks.com

To learn more about illustrator Kathi Ember, visit:

http://www.mbartists.com/cgi-bin/iowa/artists.html?artist=63