Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tugg and Teeny: Book Two

Not long ago, I shared with you a new series for early readers written by Poet Laureate, J Patrick Lewis.  I'm happy to announce that Tugg and Teeny Book Two: Jungle Surprises is now available. Once again these two loveable characters take us on a reading adventure full of surprises.  Like Book One, Jungle Surprises is a collection of three stories.  I particularly like the first story "A Great Gusting Mystery" because it will inspire young writers to write their own mystery stories.  Students will love the surprise ending in "The Zig-Zag Race," and delight in going "Wind-Fishing" with Tugg and Teeny's friend Violet. Older students could go on a scavenger hunt to search for examples of alliteration, repetition, personification, and onomatopeia.  There are other teaching ideas and activities on the publisher's  website here and here.  I can't wait to see what Tugg and Teeny will be up to in Book Three!