What My Kid is Reading Wednesday:
”LaRue Across America: Postcards From the Vacation" by Mark Teague
As some of you may know, we went on quite a road trip last week and, in preparation, I checked out a few vacation-themed books from the library including this one. “LaRue Across America” is a fun book about a pup named Ike who is forced to take a road trip with his neighbor’s cats. His missives back to his neighbor, Mrs. Hibbins, from places like Nostril Creek, Kansas, and Flathead, Missouri (as well as more notable landmarks) are pretty hilarious. The book is intended for kids ages 4-8 and is great for new readers.
Mark Teague is an author/illustrator of over 40 children’s books. He is perhaps best known for his dinosaurs series with Jane Yolen (i.e. “How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?”). He has written a number of LaRue books, written and illustrated “How I Spent My Summer Vacation,” and collaborated on the Poppleton series with Cynthia Rylant.
If you’re looking for fun activities based on this book, there are plenty to be found on-line! Teachers pay Teachers has a free 5-day lesson plan you can download, there’s a great language arts lesson plan here, and there’s even a 47-page activity packet out there.
Happy reading and traveling„ folks!
~Marci aka Mamamusement
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