Help! A Story of Friendship

Help! A Story of Friendshipby Holly Keller
AR Reading Level 2.3; 0.5 points
Available at Amazon.com

Summary: A twist on fables, this book is about a mouse who ends up stuck in a hole.  None of the animals can rescue Mouse, so they recommend asking Snake.   Mouse heard through the grapevine that his old friend Snake likes to eat mice, so Mouse won’t agree.   Ultimately, Snake ties a vine to his tail and pulls Mouse out.   Everyone learns a lesson.

Activities: This is good independent or group reading for grades 1-3.  I use it as a springboard for discussing friendship, or as a prediction lesson.  It’s also good for discussing relationships between characters and making connections to your life.  With older students, I use it as an example of a non-Aesop fable.

Posted in Book Reviews by Corey Green @ Apr 15, 2010

 

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