Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Chocolate Lily Book Awards: Stanley's Beauty Contest

Today we read Stanley's Beauty Contest by Linda Bailey. Linda is a local Vancouver author who has written 23 books for children. There are 3 other Stanley books which the students were familiar with.
The students really liked this book, particularly the dogpile part! They made connections to their own dogs and to other stories and cartoons. Several students made connections to an episode of Martha Speaks on Treehouse TV and how a birthday party is ruined in a similar manner.

We had a good discussion with each class about the message in the book as it ends with a line that suggests that dogs know what is really important - and it isn't winning beauty contests!
Janice Novakowski

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