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Posts Tagged ‘Rhyme’

Meet the Howlers!

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

This book was inspired by our observations of howler monkeys in Panama.  To hear howler monkeys I recorded in Panama, click on the calls below. You can also hear toucans grinding their bills, parrots flying, hummingbirds clicking. Howler call edited Howler call begins edited Howler

Analyzing and Honoring Writing at Sandhills Elem in Swansea, SC

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

See how the teachers at Sandhills Elementary honor writing and analyze books. (more…)

Hush Little Puppy Activities

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

These are from Hamilton Traditional School in Indiana.

Hamilton School Digs Into Literacy and Science

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Turkey Chant Using Breeds of Turkeys!

In Nov, 2008 I had a wonderful visit to Hamilton Traditional School in South Bend, IN. Curriculum leader Marcia LaBelle brought me in.  The school was decked with creative art and writing related to my books. Classrooms I visited were doing in-depth writing, using some of my books as structural models. (more…)

English/Language Arts and Science Standards for Trout, Trout, Trout: a Fish Chant

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Trout, Trout, Trout (A Fish Chant)

English/Language Arts Standards


K.1.1 Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.

K.1.2 Follow words from left to right and from top to bottom on the printed page.

K.1.3 Understand that printed materials provide information. (more…)

Vulture View

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Vulture View, a Theodor Geisel Honor Book, American Library Association. I am so excited about this book! It explores the life of vultures, surely some of the most underappreciated cleaners in the world. It also teaches kids about warm air rising and cooling air sinking. (more…)

Hush Little Puppy

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Hush Little Puppy is a fictional bedtime picture book illustrated by Susan Winter. (more…)

Bird, Bird, Bird: A Chirping Chant

Monday, June 4th, 2007

Bird, Bird, Bird is follow-up to the wildly popular Trout, Trout, Trout: A Fish Chant celebrates American birds and bird diversity in general through a wild chant of their common names. (more…)

Ant, Ant, Ant: An Insect Chant

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

This follow-up to the wildly popular TROUT, TROUT, TROUT: THE FISH CHANT celebrates American insects and insect diversity in general through a wild chant of their common names. Backmatter includes fun facts about each kind of insect featured. Trip Park’s illustrations are zanier than ever as he tackles the insect world.  

For English/Language Arts and Science standards met by this book, check the standards page.

About Me
April Sayre

April Pulley Sayre is a photo-illustrator and award-winning author of over 65 books including Bloom Boom, Warbler Wave, Full of Fall, and Thank You, Earth.  Her read aloud picture books, known for their lyricism, playful voice, and scientific precision, have been translated into Korean, French, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic. Sayre’s ten photo-illustrated books include the classic Rah, Rah, Radishes and Raindrops Roll, which was both an ALA Notable and a NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book. Best in Snow received four starred reviews and was on many 2016 best book lists.  Learn more…


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