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.
Halibut Jackson is shy and prefers not to be noticed, so he makes his own suits that help him to blend into the background. He wears his flowered suit to the park and a book-themed suit to the library. When he is invited to a party at the palace, he almost doesn't go because he is so bashful. He decides to make a palace-themed suit so that he can attend the party without being noticed. How was he to know it would be an outdoor garden party?
The Preschool Class enjoyed searching for Halibut Jackson in the illustrations and students were excited to see how Halibut Jackson got over his shyness.
Children in the Preschool Class were able to make a connection between Halibut Jackson and Jeremy of Jeremy Draws a Monster. In fact, when they saw Jeremy looking out his bedroom window watching the neighborhood children play, one child exclaimed, "Jeremy doesn't want to me noticed- just like Halibut Jackson!"