Tuesday, October 19, 2010

acorns everywhere!

It's the perfect time of year to read, acorns everywhere! by Kevin Sherry.  The simple text makes this book very accessible for our earliest readers.  The main character is a two tone orange squirrel with big white eyeballs.  The opening page is hysterical.  The big orange squirrel is holding larger than life size photographed acorns declaring, "i must hide them."  He follows a routine of gather, dig and bury.  As he conducts his routine he has to take acorns from other animals in his way.  He is feverishly burying them until he runs into a large brown bear.  The bear mistakes bury for berries.  What a wonderful play on words to discuss with our students.  The photographed acorns are now photographed blackberries.  As the squirrel diverts the brown bear from acorns to berries he himself forgets where he has buried his acorns.  What will he do?   You must read the ending to find out and carefully watch the mice in this story.

1 comment:

  1. We'll have to check this out. We do have acorns everywhere! In fact, they wake us up at night bombarding our house!! It's a bumper crop this year. Thanks for sharing this book.