Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport
This book would be good for educators to use when introducing a Flat Stanley or pen-pal unit to late Elementary students. They could predict what they believe ...more
This is a book I remember seeing on Reading Rainbow ages ago, and loving when I was a kid, though I didn't remember a lot of the story. It does hold up for re-reading and I think the fears e...more
At the begining of my reading, this book made me feel uncomfortable because it ...more
The narrative is fairly short and the illustrations are humorous and cartoonish. We enjoyed reading this book together.
Summary: A New York City boy's preconceived ideas of life in the West make him apprehensive about the family's move there.
Applications/Uses: Exploring the differences between city and desert life, the animals found in those different areas, and what is the difference between expectations and what will really be in a different part of the world, it could also just be a good story to have if a student moves into or out of your classroom (town) to read to kno ...more
Reading Level: Ages 3 to up
Lexile Reading Level: AD560L
Delicately illustrated to catch young audience's attention. Perfect to create cultural awareness (within national cultures and to reduce anxiety when moving to a new place. Easy and fun wording, understandable even by the youngest kids.