Friday, March 23, 2012

EGG-napped!

Peanut(age7) and I snuck away to read a book together today.  Egg-napped, written by Marisa Montes, was our book of choice.  We laughed at the humor and enjoyed the rhymes throughout the story. 

Oh no! What happened to the Gabblers' egg?? Here's a sneak peek...

While the others were dancing
And feasting that day,
The Egg tipped and tottered
And tumbled away.


It rolled past the pond
And rolled on down the hill,
And nobody noticed....
No, no one, until --


EGG-napped is a delightful, springtime read.  After discussing the plot and sequencing the events of the story, we enjoyed pointing out the rhyming words and the author's vocabulary usage.  Peanut is very interested in writing, so when she reads, she pays close attention to how the author uses figurative language or if the vocabulary is interesting and new. We also enjoyed Marsha Winborn's whimsical illustrations.

Ideas to connect fun with literature...
1.Have an egg hunt. Have your child hide the egg. Pretend it was taken.
2.Act out the story with stuffed animals.
3.Study ducks. Write facts on a large egg.
4. Act out being a duck in an egg.  The egg is cracking and the baby duck pops out of the egg!

More ideas...


A fun find from Mrs. Hegna's Storyroom- story time about eggs with many activities






Make an Easter duck sitting on eggs- printable










Happy Spring,
Jen

4 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful book! I love your ideas on how to expand it.

Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

Bethany said...

This looks like such a cute idea! I will have to check out Egg-napped. : )

Amie said...

This looks like a really fun book! I am sure Peanut had great fun with the rhyming language. Thanks for linking up to the Kids Co-op!

Lorie said...

I haven't heard of that book before - I want to check it out now!

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