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Aunt Ant Leaves through the Leaves

3.46  ·  Rating Details  ·  50 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
In a homonym-filled tale reminiscent of "The little red hen," a monkey asks for help moving a stack of bananas so that he can bake a pie.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published 2012 by Holiday House
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Claudia Margaroli
May 28, 2012 Claudia Margaroli rated it liked it
I really liked the concept of this book as I am a big fan of word play, and thus is why I chose the book to read. I enjoyed the bright colors used in the illustrations, which were drawn with pastels, as well as the different species that were the characters in the book. I found the plot to start out strong with a clear story but as it continued I found it to be unnecessarily long and continued not to advance the plot but instead to fit in more homonyms and homophones. I do, however, believe chil ...more
Ronda
Interesting way to approach homophones and homonyms; however, I wouldn't want to try and use this for a lesson without a document camera so that the students can hear the homophones then see them to get a better understanding of just how tricky they can be. Several of my 2nd graders picked up on the connection to Little Red Hen.
Kim
Apr 13, 2012 Kim rated it really liked it
Grades 2-4

Coffelt uses a slightly offbeat retelling of The Little Red Hen as a vehicle to help children understand homophones and homonyms better. Monkey is trying to get a load of bananas home so that he can make banana pies, and all of the animals have some reason that they can't help him with the work, but, true to form, they all show up wanting to help eat the pie. The extent to which Coffelt crams in examples of homonyms or homophones (all bolded to stand out) is admirable. If the abundanc
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Ruth
Feb 25, 2012 Ruth rated it it was amazing
This is so much fun to read as well as view the illustrations! I found myself reading it aloud just to hear it even though there was no child in the room with my when I experiences this delightful book. I've always been fascinated by homophones and homonyms and this book would be so much fun to use at all levels - to introduce them as well as review them with older children. Monkey is trying to move a pile of bananas and keeps asking for help but everyone is busy. When he asks Bee, the response ...more
Barbara
Monkey needs help with some bananas he plans to use to make a pie, but he finds it hard to get any volunteers to assist him. With the use of homonyms and homophones, the author tells how he solves his problem. Based on The Little Red Hen, the book also contains examples and an explanation of the homophones and homonyns readers have encountered in its back matter. The vividly hued illustrations will surely make readers perk up and laugh while also learning how to distinguish between words that lo ...more
Shelli
A story told with homophones and homonyms. I'm a little rusty on this subject, so I was a bit confused which was which. The definitions in the back should have been put at the front of the book to help the terminally brain addled readers like me.
Read  Ribbet
Clever book that presents pairs of homophones in a narrative story a bit like Dear Deer. Sometimes the fit is a bit forced, but it is a good one to add to your word work collections.
Jennifer
Jul 17, 2012 Jennifer rated it liked it
Who will read this retelling of "The Little Red Hen" starring a monkey... and highlighting various homophones and homonyms? I will! And, I did! Fun AND educational.
Miri
Oct 12, 2012 Miri rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Pretty much "The Little Red Hen" with different animals. I couldn't resist the word play, and it was fun, but the bright illustrations are more exciting than the text.
Claudia  Fett
Aug 19, 2012 Claudia Fett rated it liked it
Shelves: word-study-unit
Nancy Coffelt has created a picture book that will help children in grades 3-5 understand homophones and homonyms in a playful way.
Carol
Jun 11, 2012 Carol rated it really liked it
Such a fun way to see and hear lots of homophones and homonyms in one silly story. It is a very clever version of The Little Red Hen.
Alice Gold
Dec 14, 2012 Alice Gold rated it really liked it
Great book to read for that homophone/homonym lesson. Colorful fun illustrations. Fun story with an actual plot about a monkey.
Kim
Aug 13, 2012 Kim rated it liked it
Shelves: picture, grammar
Teachers are always looking for books to help describe grammar rules. Add this to the list.
Jodie
Sep 16, 2012 Jodie rated it liked it
A fun way to introduce word play to students. The focus is on homophones and homonyms.
Edward Sullivan
Feb 06, 2012 Edward Sullivan rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Good book for introducing these language concepts to young children.
Kate Hastings
May 09, 2012 Kate Hastings rated it really liked it
Grades 2-4. Homophones galore in a comic-book like story.
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