Monday, October 17, 2011

Animals Home Alone by Loes Riphagen

The "story" begins on the front endpages with the identification of the characters. Turn the page to the title page and you see a girl and her father, with bag, walking through a gate while in the front window of the house there is a cat watching them leave. After that the party begins! The animals, even the bear in the picture on the wall, come to life and start having some fun. Go through the book a few times and you will quickly realize how many different "stories" are going on. Did you notice how much the pig ate? Or where did the goldfish in the flower vase come from? What did happen to the dog's shoe? Bet you did not notice the snail....took me about 5 times before I saw him moving....and he moves slow!! Endless possibilities in this book which could span the grade levels - writing activities, sequencing, memory recall. Lots of fun, fun stuff!!

Illustrations: 5 Buckeye leaves - Hilarious!
Endpages: 5 Buckeye leaves

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