44 Read It Again, Please!
Kids often get attached to their favourite storybooks, asking for them to be read over and over again. Today, add three new titles to that list, with the unquantifiable benefit of hearing from the authors themselves. Children will relate to Anna’s determination as she struggles to carry a jug of water on her head like her brothers and sisters in Olive Senior’s Anna Carries Water. They’ll get wrapped up in the bungled birthday party preparations in Happy Birthday, Alice Babette by Monica Kulling. And they’ll delight in the mishaps that come with having mythological creatures—a sasquatch, a unicorn, a gryphon—as household pets in If I Had a Gryphon by Vikki VanSickle. Take note of these authors’ new titles; there a good chance you’ll be searching them out after today.
- Happy Birthday, Alice Babette, Monica Kulling
- Anna Carries Water, Olive Senior
- If I Had a Gryphon, Vikki VanSickle
- Narrative story telling.
Discussion: What are your favourite books that you want to read over and over again? How do these books make you feel?
Have students describe the memory of a fun day they had over the summer. Souvenirs such as photographs are encouraged to be a part of the storytelling!