Friday, July 16, 2010

Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted today by My Juicy Little Universe.

My offering is a favorite read aloud: Mouse Mess, written and illustrated by Linnea Riley. It is often the first book I read with first graders. They love the colorful pictures of the mouse doing everyday activities using kitchen utensils -- raking cornflake leaves with a fork, bathing in a teacup. The rhyming text is an added delight. Most of all, the children love being able to predict the last line of the story using the rhyming words for their clues.

Friday's Famous First: Can you identify the title and author for this first line? "In Heaven there are 1,637 steps from my house to the Western Union."

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