Saturday, March 6, 2010

Books of the Week – March 6, 2010

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The Ant and the Elephant, by Bill Peet:
This is by far our favorite this week, and I think will make it’s way into our top 20 favorites.  I can’t believe I haven’t seen or heard about this book before!  It’s a great story about being helpful and being thankful.  It would be great for a story sequencing activity too; there are a variety of animals that come along and end up needing help in various ways.  If only I had time to make up some story sequencing cards, sigh.  If you haven’t read this book, look for it – you won’t be disappointed!

The Roundabout Train, by Betty Ren Wright: image
This is a cute book about a big diesel train that thinks he’s bigger, faster, and better than the other older trains.  He is taught a lesson about being friendly in a fun way.  M has been a bit boastful himself lately, so this was a good way to help him see how unpleasant that kind of behavior can be for others.
Have a beautiful day! :)


  1. I've never heard of the Ant and the Elephant - but it sounds terrific.

  2. Both books sound interesting!

  3. I love your blog. I just add you to my blog list.

  4. I am so going to find Ant and the Elephant when we study Africa. Would you say it's an African elephant or an Indian elephant from the animals in the story?

  5. The Ant and the Elephant sounds great - I am definitely going to look for it in the library. How was "Who's Hiding?" - it also looks interesting.


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