Friday, November 25, 2011

Kangaroo Krazy


Last month, we escorted Colby, a Guest of Honor, to the Hands On Museum Creature Feature and met this lovely lady:

After that, a lot of things changed around here.  First, Claude switched from wanting to be Madeleine to wanting to be a Kangaroo for Halloween. This was quite fortunate; we actually owned a Kangaroo suit in her size since Fran dressed up as Roo when he was three.  (And then I was off the hook as dressing up as Miss Clavel...) It also sparked a new book study project for Claudia: Kangaroo Books!

Here are some of Claude's Favorite Kangaroo Books:

Blue Kangaroo Series by Emma Chichester Clark (These are her absolute favorites!)
Pouch! by David Ezra Stein
Katy No-Pocket by Emmy Payne and H.A. Rey
Elmer and the Kangaroo by David McKee
I Love it When You Smile by Sam McBratney
A Kangaroo Joey Grows Up by Joan Hewitt
What Do You Do With a Kangaroo? by Mercer Mayer
Does a Kangroo Have a Mother, Too? by Eric Carle

Little Kangaroo, cheeks stuffed with jelly beans.

The way Claude has hooked into Blue Kangaroo books is just amazing.  She's like a 3-year-old- walking minilesson on strategies for having books on deck: read around a topic, read about a character, or follow a series...

Her love of kangaroos has made me very "hoppy"!

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