These animal story books are a perfect compliment to the second grade Animal Fables block, the third grade Farming (and foraging) block, and the fourth grade Man & Animal Block. They can be used as read-aloud treat in the afternoons, evenings before bed, or weekends. They can also be used for “quiet time” when a fourth grade student wants or needs to read alone.
Brimming with traditional values, gentle humor, and real lessons about nature and wildlife, Thornton Burgess’s engaging tale reveals why he’s a grandmaster at storytelling. The simple text, reset in large, easy-to-read type and complemented with four charming illustrations from the original edition by Harrison Cady, will captivate today’s readers as much as it charmed audiences generations ago.