This week we concentrated on two authors: Peggy Rathmann and Margie Palatini.
We examined books by Peggy Rathmann and found that because she is also the illustrator she often make connections between her books using the same characters or pictures. Some examples are: the street in Good Night Gorilla is the same street on Ten Minutes to Bedtime (Hoppin Place). We noticed the stuffed gorilla in Good Night Gorilla is also in Ten Minutes to Bedtime. Good Night Gorilla has a pink balloon on almost all the pages (that is floating away) and Ten Minutes to Bedtime also has a hamster with a pink balloon that floats away. There is also a connection between Ten Minutes to Bedtime and Officer Buckle and Gloria. Officer Buckle and Gloria are found in Ten Minutes to Bedtime sitting on the computer at the end of the book.
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We also check to find the copyrightdate to see which book was published first, second and third.
Margie Pallatini is an author but not an illustrator. We enjoyed the humor in her books Piggie Pie and Zoom Broom. Students could also make the connection to the stories of The Three Little Pigs and the Farmer in the Dell.
After reading Aesop’s Fable, The Fox and the Grapes we read Margie Pallatini’s book Lousy Rotten Stinkin Grapes which is based on the fable of the Fox and the Grapes. Students realized that both stories had a moral ” It is easy to scorn what you cannot get”
We discussed other fables that they children knew such as the Tortoise and the Hare and discussed what the morals of the different fables were.
This week students took out paperback books. This is our last week to take books home. If students need books in the classroom they can borrow them but with a short week and then Project Inside Out beginning on June 7th it would be difficult to get all of our students books back before June 7th if they were going home. Thank you for your understanding and assistance in getting your child’s book back to the library.
On May 29th Hannah and Pam from Burnham Library will come to our library to meet with students and tell them about the summer reading program and other special activities.