Friday, May 31, 2013

Book Review: Frederick by Leo Lionni

This book is an adorable story about a poet mouse who uses his words to warm his friends during the winter months.  The author uses expressive words to describe the story and beautiful collage artwork throughout. This book also won a Caldecott Honor award and the Times Best Illustrated Book award.  

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After reading the book talk to your children about work and the value of work.  Was what Frederick did considered work?  Did he contribute to his community?  Do all members of a community have to contribute equally?  

As an activity have children create their own collages using cut up pieces of construction paper glued to card stock.  

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