Thursday, August 2, 2007

Good Children's Book

As part of bedtime tonight I read The Three Silly Billies by Margie Palatini. It is a wonderful retelling of the Three Billy Goats Gruff with appearances by from many of your other favorite story characters (Jack, Little Red Riding Hood, etc.) The conflict is for the heroes to get the 1 dollar needed to pay the toll on the troll bridge. Slowly each character adds a little bit for their carpool.

This could make an excellent literature connection for a K-3 class which is studying the values of various denominations of money, or 2-digit plus 1-digit numbers. Check it out.

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