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review 2018-01-28 22:57
The Quicksand Book - Tomie dePaola


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A cool book that is as educational and as it is entertaining. A great way to learn about quicksand. The information is simple and easy to understand while still incorporating a fun story. A nice way to learn.

And I really liked the ending. 


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review 2016-11-11 19:07
Legend of the Indian Paintbrush
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush - Tomie dePaola

I love this book!!  It would be to broaden my students horizons with their knowledge of other cultures by reading this book.  It is very out there and mystical, but it does teach a pretty good lesson on not comparing your gifts to others', and on realizing that everyone plays an important role.  It has a 2.8 reading level.  I could have my students paint their own sunset scenes for fun.  It would be fun and different.

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review 2016-11-11 03:10
Days of the Week
Cookie's Week - Cindy Ward,Tomie dePaola

In the story Cookie's week, everything is going wrong and he is getting very discouraged. Cookie has something go wrong each day of the week. In my classroom I could introduce this in two ways. One being learning the days of the week with my Kindergarten students. This is a way we could go over them. Hearing this book being read could also help them to remember them. Second we could learn about how in your life there can always be a time where things will not go your way. I would tell my students that it is important to stay positive and things will always get better.


Intended Audience/Grade Level: Kindergarten

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review 2016-10-29 22:52
Cookie's Week
Cookie's Week - Cindy Ward,Tomie dePaola

Written by Cindy Ward

Illustrated by Tomie dePaola


Cookie is a mischievous black and white kitten who gets into trouble every day of the week, knocking over trash cans and getting shut in drawers. What will Cookie do on Sunday?


This book would be great for discussing days of the week with kindergarten or as a simple introduction to exclamation marks in first grade. Cookie is a lovable kitten and the colorful illustrations will keep readers engaged.

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review 2016-10-22 00:19
Strega Nona
Strega Nona - Tomie dePaola

The book, Strega Nona is very interesting. Strega Nona lives in a small home near the town, and she does a lot of work for people of the town. Eventually she feels to old to take care of everything, and so she hired help. Big Anthony came and he stole him what he needs to do and in return he will get 3 coins and a place to stay and food to eat. After a while, Strega Nona only had one rule for Anthony, and that was to not touch her pasta pot. One evening, Anthony over heard Strega Nona singing to the pasta pot, and the pot ended up being magic and pasta appears in it when it is sung to. Strega Nona let one at to visit her friends, and she told big Anthony to not touch the pot again. After she left, big Anthony sang to the pot and made pasta for the whole town and when he sang the song again to ate the pasta stop growing he forgot the 3 kisses at the end of the song. The pasta kept growing until the pasta almost took over the whole town. Strega Nona came back from her trip and she knew what big Anthony had done, she sand the song and made the pasta stop growing. In the very end, she made big Anthony eat all of the pasta she can sleep in her bed tonight and so he did. This book is useful in the classroom, because this teaches students to not touch anything without asking and kept their hands to themselves. Also mind instructions when given. This book is towards kindergarten-2nd grade!

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