Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Book talk: Tiny Little Fly (Virginia Readers' Choice, 2013-2014)

[Do not display the cover or title before you booktalk this one: you are going to make the children guess that you are describing a fly.]

We are going to play a little guessing game involving the main character in our next book. I am going to give you some clues about this character, and you are going to try and guess what type of creature I am talking about. Let’s start.

This character is brave enough to sit on an elephant’s nose.

This character is brave enough to settle on a hippo’s ear.

This character avoided getting hit by a tiger’s paw.

This character can drive you crazy.

This character is a type of bug found all over the world.

This character makes a buzzing sound.

[Allow time for guesses.] You guessed it! It’s a fly, and he’s fast and he’s devious. Read about his adventures in Tiny Little Fly.

Tiny Little Fly by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Kevin Waldron. 2010: Candlewick. Unpaged. Virginia Readers’ Choice, 2013-2014. Booktalk to primary grades.

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