Friday, July 10, 2015

GIVEAWAY #MMBBR #PONYTIME Books in the Classroom with Yvonne: The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton

NOTE:  The samples & prizing are provided by Scholastic.

About the Book
Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this year. A BIG horse. A STRONG horse. A horse fit for a WARRIOR PRINCESS! But when the day arrives, she doesn't quite get the horse of her dreams...

From the artist behind the comic phenomenon Hark! A VagrantThe Princess and the Pony is a laugh-out-loud story of brave warriors, big surprises, and falling in love with one unforgettable little pony.
Kate BeatonAbout the Author
Kate Beaton is the author of Hark! A Vagrant, her #1 New York Times bestselling collection of comics which began as a webcomic in 2007.The Princess and the Pony is her first picture book. She is the recipient of multiple Harvey awards, and her work has been featured in theNew Yorker, Harper’s, and The Best American Comics Anthology. Kate lives in Toronto, and you can find her online and on Twitter as @beatonna.

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The Princess and the Pony
By: Kate Beaton

This book is packed with positive messages for young children. Kate Beaton takes the love of a princess and adds a humorous twist. As an elementary teacher, this book is a great read aloud that will have students rereading it during independent reading time.
Teaching Ideas:
*Synthesizing the lesson/moral…Being grateful for what you are given and making the most of it. Most children have been given a gift they didn’t really want and as teachers/parents we want to teach our children to say “Thank you” and be polite.
*Easy for young, transitional readers to read independently.
*Appeals to girls (princesses) and boys (a farting pony and warriors)
*Using parentheses to add internal thinking
*Using the various punctuation to guide readers’ fluency

Not only will the text make you laugh and provide for teachable topics but the illustrations are remarkable. They have the Middle Ages look with many modern features hidden within. I am excited to share this book with my second graders and add it to our classroom library. 5 stars


*US Only, Prizing and Samples provided by Scholastic 

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