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
See how the teachers at Sandhills Elementary honor writing and analyze books. Continue reading “Analyzing and Honoring Writing at Sandhills Elem in Swansea, SC”
These are from Hamilton Traditional School in Indiana.
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. Continue reading “Hamilton School Digs Into Literacy and Science”
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. Continue reading “English/Language Arts and Science Standards for Trout, Trout, Trout: a Fish Chant”
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. Continue reading “Vulture View”
Hush Little Puppy is a fictional bedtime picture book illustrated by Susan Winter. Continue reading “Hush Little Puppy”
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. Continue reading “Bird, Bird, Bird: A Chirping Chant”
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.