Thursday, August 6, 2015
A Newly Discovered Treasure
This is just a quick post about a book that I discovered this summer called Aunt Isabel Tells a Good One by Kate Duke. I was so surprised that I had never heard of this book before since it was published over 20 years ago! It's adorable for any pre-k or kindergarten classroom. It's not just the cute story of two little mice falling in love, but the book explains to young readers how to build a story from start to finish. The brilliant way in which the author incorporates a conversation between an aunt and her niece about story elements such as characters, setting, problem, and solution is so appealing to me. The book even has a few moments of danger to add spice to your story time. I had been looking for a very long time for a book that would really inspire my students to write stories, and I'm so glad that I found this treasure. I would love to know if you've ever seen this book before, and how you use it in your classroom.