Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Weekly Book Talk Tuesday

The book that I am going to talk about  this week is called "That's what Friends Are For " By Florence Parry Heide. It's a delightful book about friendship and teaches children that lending a helping hand to their friends is always a good idea.

The book has lovely illustrations and repetitive text which is great for building reading skills in little kindergartners. I personally love books with repetitive text as it allows children to anticipate words and helps beginning readers to decode difficult words. Such books also gives children an opportunity to participate in read aloud sessions and kids love that.
So if you are doing a unit on friendship, this book is a must. The book revolves around an Elephant who gets hurt and is feeling sad because he can't go and meet his cousin who lives at the other end of the forest. His friends give him all sorts of advice which he really can't use until an Opossum talks some sense into the heads of other animals and asks them to actually help the Elephant instead of just giving advice.

I made some story sequencing cards to go along with this book which you can download by clicking on the link below:
Story Sequencing Cards

The link up is with Mrs Jumps.

1 comment:

  1. Love the look of the illustrations in this book. Thanks for sharing!
    Growing Little Learners