Friday, February 15

The Story of Jumping Mouse

So this week, as I am volunteering in Camden's second grade classroom, I am given the most wonderful gift! The kids are working on understanding what is important in stories and identifying the underlying message of the story. This is a real challenge for them, as they still think in black and white. I really enjoyed the story and it made me really think. On one level, you observe the kids and their grasp or lack thereof of the story. They are really forced to use their noggin as the illustrations are graphite style black and white. The little mouse sets off to find the far off land. Along the way he is given gifts to help him in his journey. He also gives gifts to others. It's a great story with really deep meaning. It is very much worth reading to the child in your life!
What children's literature have you read lately that you really enjoyed?

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