Teaching With Books
And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street was Dr. Seuss's first book for children. Its name comes from a real street in Springfield, Mass. That is the town where Dr. Seuss grew up. Some of the illustrations in the book were inspired by things he saw in Springfield as a child.
The octopus is one of the smartest species in the ocean. Scientists have observed these animals using tools and playing games. Octopuses can problem-solve and teach themselves new skills. At the Biomes Marine Biology Center, an octopus named Ruby taught himself how to open jars. He uses his tentacles to unscrew the lids.
In many books, including books for beginning readers, the author has a message or theme. That message can be an axiom, a statement that is an accepted truth. In honor of Dr. Seuss's upcoming birthday, think about this theme from Green Eggs and Ham:
You never know unless you try.
Give an example from your experiences, books you've read, or movies you've seen that illustrates this message.
You could buy a set of five Dr. Seuss titles for $42.50. Or you could buy the books separately for $8.99 each. How much do you save by buying the set?
[Hint: Multiply the price for five separate books. Then subtract.]