High on a tree are the letters of the alphabet. A wind comes along and blows some of the letters away, the other letters are frightened by the wind and go deep into the foliage to huddle together. A patient spelling bee teaches the letters to band together and form words. The words are strong together and can withstand the wind. A caterpillar comes along and teaches the words to make sentences. They are delighted. The caterpillar insists on them saying something important. The words form a sentence of great importance and the caterpillar asks them to come on a trip with him.
Rating ✓ #1 (Highly Recommended) #2 #3 #4 (Not acceptable)
Interest Level: 1-3 Reading Level: 2
Curriculum Area: Language Arts
Themes/Topics: overcoming fear, using words for good, spelling, writing sentences, word play
This book would be suitable for ✓ Lit Circles ✓ Kit Materials
✓ Read-Aloud (Gr.) 1-3