Literature Activities for Young Children: Art Projects, Skill Building Activities, Plot Summaries: Book 6
This is an 8½ x 11 paperbound book based upon twelve fables, nine by Aesop and three by Arnold Lobel. For each of these fables there are several activities: LM, GGE, TMCM, TH, FG, GA, The Bee and the Dove, TT, CP, The Pelican and the Crane, The Camel Dances, and The Baboon's Umbrella. I never knew that so many games and activities could be dreamed up that relate somehow to these fables! In TH, the rabbit decides to take a nap…. There are many grasshoppers involved in GA. In this version of AD, a bee stings a boy's hand before he can throw a rock at the dove. The stick is the turtle's idea in TT, and he answers the question in the air Who thought of such a clever idea? The crow tries to tip the pitcher over and to peck a hole in it before he hits on the pebble idea. The Pelican and the Crane is a lesson in good manners: behave when you are a guest or you will not be invited back. The camel rejects friends' advice that she give up ballet--and gives herself many years of dancing enjoyment. A friend advises the baboon to cut holes in his umbrella to let the sun shine through; some advice of friends is good, and some bad. My favorite pictures are of the dancing camel, e.g., on 85.
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