It’s Moving Day

Author:  Pamela Hickman Copyright Date: 2008
Illustrator:  Geraldo Valērio
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Pamela Hickman tells a simple story introducing woodland animals and some of their interconnections.  A good introductory picture book for work on habitats and animals. Geraldo Valerio has created appealing illustrations using  strong lines and pleasing use of colour and movement.  A useful addition to the K-8 library for teaching about habitats and biosystems.   Early educators could use it in a unit on animals or seasons.  It would make an excellent companion to Hopper’s Spring by Marcus Pfister and could therefore be used to highlight the reading comprehension strategy “making connections” as a text to text connection.

CM Review
Quill and Quire Review

Rating: #1(Highly Recommended)     #2    ✓    #3         #4 (not acceptable)

Interest Level:  Grade:  Picture book 1-3    Reading Level:  Grade 1-3

Curriculum Area: Science, Language Arts

Theme(s) Topic(s): animal habitats, writing non-fiction picture books

This book would be suitable for:    ✓ Lit Circles  ✓  Kit Materials ✓Read-Aloud (Gr.) 1-3

Shinging Willow nominee 2009

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3 Comments

Filed under children's lit, curriculum, library, reading

3 responses to “It’s Moving Day

  1. mpenning

    Connections is what reading is all about. Here’s a great self-directed set of reading comprehension strategies: http://penningtonpublishing.com/blog/reading/how-to-increase-reading-comprehension-using-the-scrip-comprehension-strategies/

  2. A flurry of posts, images and interesting book reviews!

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