Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Great Book for EarthDay!

I'm hoping to be able to find the book, The Wartville Wizard by Don Madden, in my stash of books that are strewn around every room in the house or possibly packed away with my teaching paraphernalia. When I was student teaching in Kindergarten, I read this book to my students during our Earth Day celebrations. The kids were surprised to see me enter the room with Doritos bags and candy bar wrappers and pop cans taped all over me. Well, my motivation worked, because the kids couldn't wait for me to read the story so that they could figure out what I was up to. The Wartville Wizard is about a man who isn't happy with the trash that everyone is throwing around the community. He casts a spell on anyone who litters. When they litter the garbage will come back and stick to them. Everyone in the town is walking around with garbage stuck all over them. Will the Wartville Wizard reverse the spell? This fun book teaches a good moral lesson about taking care of the places that are important to us-our community, our towns, our Earth!


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Happy Reading!

Jen

4 comments:

ParentingPink said...

What a cute book! I'm all for books celebrating Earth Day and teaching our children to "help" the Earth :-)

Lynnie said...

I love your wardrobe idea for teaching! I'll bet the kids will remember that for a long time! We'll have to check out this book; I've never heard of it. We got to play on the Little Critter site recently based on your recommendation! Very cute!

Preschool Playbook said...

This sounds like a great book.
I have to say--you win with the word play. I can't even pronounce the word you wrote:). Thanks for expanding my vocab and bringing a smile to my day.

Valerie said...

What an engaging way to introduce that book! I'm hoping my local public library has a copy...

Valerie
www.frugalfamilyfunblog.com

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