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Friday, August 14, 2009

Birthday Zoo Signed By The Author # 11

Deborah Lee Rose must love parents and teachers. She donated her book Birthday Zoo. She even signed the paperback! Below are my thoughts on the book.

I was excited to read this book when I got it in the mail. I have never read books by this author. After this read, I can't wait to read more by Ms. Rose. I really enjoyed the book and so did both of my kiddos. It's all about animals at the zoo getting ready for a little boys birthday. It would make a great birthday gift for a little boy or girl. The illustrations compliment the text and had my daughter talking on and on about what was happening in the story. The text is full of catchy rhymes; such as, "Blow up the balloons," puffed the raccoons. "Spread out a cloth," directed the sloth. As a teacher I was thinking of all the opportunities to teach rhyming with this fun book. After one read through, we reread it and as I read I left out the last word in each sentence and my son would fill in the blank with an animal word that rhymed. He had so much fun filling in the blanks and didn't even know he was working on literacy skills.

Teachers you can even put the sentences on sentence strips and leave out the last word. The student would need to say the last word. I can see a center being made out of this book!

Here's how to win the book:

1.) Go over to http://www.deborahleerose.com/ and pick one other book besides Birthday Zoo that you would like to read someday. Come back to this post and in the comments section write the name of the book you would like to read by Rose. Leave your email and that is it! Good Luck!

All entries must be in by TODAY Friday, August 14th.

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Anonymous amyt said...

I would love to read Ms. Rose's two other books, "Twelve Days of Spring" and "Twelve Days of Winter." I could incorporate them in my season unit and practice counting with my preschool class!

August 14, 2009 at 5:04 AM  
Blogger Pearlann66 said...

The People Who Hugged the Trees
looks like a great book, it incorporates multicultural issues and 'green' issues. so i think it would be agreat read for me future 2nd graders!

August 14, 2009 at 5:58 AM  
Blogger claydavid said...

I would love to use the book "The Twelve Days of Winter" with my preschool class in my unit on Winter that I do every January.
Thank you

August 14, 2009 at 6:52 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

It was difficult to pick just one book. I would read the "Twelve Days of Kindergarten" book. I think my students would love it.



August 14, 2009 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger MJ said...

I'd love to read The Twelve Days of Kindergarten.


August 14, 2009 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger The Lewis' Clan said...

I have the "Twelve Days of Winter" it is a great book. I would like to get the "Twelve Days of Spring".

August 14, 2009 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Patti said...

There were a couple of books that I would like to read someday but I think I will start with 'The People Who Hugged The Trees'. I've been involving the children with being eco-healthy and mindful of our environment and this would be a nice tool to use. Also great for our multicultural theme week when we learn about other people, places, cultures and traditions.

August 14, 2009 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Amato family said...

Into the A, B, Sea looks great.
Thanks for all the giveaways this week.

August 14, 2009 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger ShayLynn said...

The "Twelve Days of Kindergarten" looks like a fun book considering my son will start kindergarten this year! :)


August 14, 2009 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

I would really liket to read "People Who Hugged Trees." The description said it was a fairy tale from India. I teach a unit on fairy tales and I am always looking for new books. This would also be a great book to read on Earth Day.

August 14, 2009 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Dolphin Girl said...

The Twelve Days of Kindergarten looks good.

kccuties AT gmail DOT com

August 14, 2009 at 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Susie LaBelle said...

I would love to read "The Twelve Days of Kindergarten" since that's what I teach :)

August 14, 2009 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Alice H said...

The Twelve Days of Winter looks like a great book - winter is coming soon! I also like how One Nighttime Sea looks. Thanks! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

August 14, 2009 at 6:23 PM  

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