In this universal immigration story, Dan Yaccarino shares how a little shovel was passed down through four generations of his Italian-American family along with some good advice: "Work hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family."
Grade 2/3 students were a bit confused tracing the author's roots back to his great-grandfather, but they were able to use the text to figure out the family tree. Students searched for the shovel and discussed its importance to the author's past and future.
This Thanksgiving at the Tappletons' house, nothing seems to go as planned. First the turkey slides down the ice-covered hill and into the pond. Then the bakery has no more pies to sell...In spite of all of the problems, this Thanksgiving at the Tappletons' is the best ever...
Will anybody have turkey for Thanksgiving dinner this year? Not if turkey has his way... Turkey decides that he will not be the main course at dinner if he doesn't look like a turkey. After many attempts at disguising himself as other animals, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise...
Wanda discovers a thornbush growing in an abandoned lot, but she is certain that it is a rosebush ready to bloom. She clears away the trash and cares for it each day, bringing it water from the nearby butcher shop. While her neighbors are doubtful, Wanda does not lose hope and invites them to a tea party in her "rose garden." Everyone is in for a big surprise...
Grade 2/3 students discussed the IB Attitudes that found within this picture book- appreciation, creativity, cooperation, and commitment.