Saturday, February 29, 2020

"The Tent Mouse and the RV Mouse" by Loretta Sponsler


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Tomorrow begins March which includes St. Patrick's Day and my birthday. Do you know what else happens in March? During March, schools across America celebrate reading. That's right. "March is Reading Month." As an author, I love the fact that schools celebrate reading and I hope that instead of allowing students to read on their computer, they have the opportunity to visit the library, pick several books, and read them. If you're a teacher, I challenge you to schedule time for your students in your school's library or schedule a fieldtrip to your local library and allow your students the opportunity to read there. As parents, this month is the golden month to take your children to the library and have them apply for a library card. I think it is important to not only to read to your children, but also have them read to you.




This brings me to today's Book of the Day. "The Tent Mouse and the RV Mouse" by Loretta Sponsler is one of the cutest books I've seen and read to my grandchildren. The book by design is a picture book and the illustrations are amazing. Take a look.



ABOUT THE BOOK

The Tent Mouse and the RV Mouse is a modern twist on Aesop’s fable, The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse. While Thomas Tent-Mouse loves to camp in his tent where he feels connected to nature, his cousin Harvey RV-Mouse loves to camp in his RV where he feels safe. Adventure awaits these outdoor-loving cousins, as they learn that it’s okay to like different things.


• Children ages 3-6
• Publisher: Kids Camping Books (November 2, 2019)
• Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1951633004


• (Available in paperback, hardcover, and eBook formats)


Paperback: 34 pages
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches



ILLUSTRATIONS BY KATHRINE GUTKOVSKIY




Discussion/Activity Guide: We offer a FREE downloadable guide for teachers, parents, and homeschool parents – anyone really. ūüėČ

https://kidscampingbooks.com/free-activities

Common Core State Standards-Aligned Discussion/Activity Guide for Grades K-1


• Pre-Reading Discussion
• Post-Reading Discussion
• Compare & Contrast Foldable
• Word Games
• Instruction Cards
• Word Cards
• Word Search & Word Search Answers
• Common Core State Standards Alignment

Extend the discussion, with a “Compare and Contrast” lesson among Aesop’s fable, "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse," and Beatrix Potter’s, "The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR




Loretta Sponsler is the award-winning author of "Goodnight, Campsite" and "The Tent Mouse and the RV Mouse." A New Mexico native, she currently calls Michigan home. She is a full-time mom, part-time writer, and all-the-time cheerleader of reading and children's books. Loretta has a bachelor's degree in journalism, and when not busy writing, she enjoys starting home-improvement projects she never finishes.