Whether looking for a lost shoe, staying awake all night listening to a chatty set of dentures, or watching Grandpa’s hair fly away, the young characters in these fifteen quirky tales find surprising solutions to life’s unexpected events. The storylines are simple and funny, yet the themes are surprisingly complex, providing lots of opportunities for the sharing of ideas.
It’s fun to talk about a story, but often, it’s hard to know what to talk about beyond the basic plot and details. In order to encourage critical thinking, there are intriguing kid-friendly questions placed strategically at the end of each tale. This gives readers an immediate opportunity to respond to the story, whether they read it independently or with an adult. Additional questions, discussion starters, and research ideas in the “Let’s Talk About it” section of the book provide opportunities for “digging deeper.”
Drawing upon her former experience as a teacher and school system reading supervisor, author Liz Cooper knows how to write stories that are charming, thought-provoking, and downright funny!