Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Story

There are lots of reasons why I love Lucy Cousins’ books. I think it has something to do with her beautiful bright, bold illustrations. You know its page is going to pop with a bright color. The illustrations are captivating and cute.

Her characters are always lovable creatures, five-year-olds love creatures.

 Her stories are always short and beg to be read again and again. My most favorite thing about Lucy Cousin’s books is that kids can relate to them. I recently picked up the book Za-Za’s Baby Brother,  and right away, I thought about all of the kindergartens and first grades who I taught who wrote stories about baby brothers or sisters. I wish I had this book to use as a mentor text back then.

We learn that Za-Za’s mom belly is so big that there’s not much room for a hug. Each page of this story tells the reader all the things that happen when the mom is about to have a baby.  Pretty soon mom is home from the hospital, and there doesn’t seem to be much time for ZA-ZA.

This is the perfect book to teach:
Parts to a page
Retelling what happened first, next, last 
Characters talking
Problem and Solutions

A kindergarten Story of a mom who is having a baby! 

{I love kindergarten writing!}

Your local library

Joyfully yours in writing important stories in kindergarten,


  1. Love her! My first graders challenged themselves to read all of the stories in her retelling of fairy tales. Will have to look this one up!

  2. Mary,
    Even her Maisy books seems a little young, but kindergarteners love them. I LOVE the fairy tale book you are talking about! Have you seen her book I'm the Best? That is great for first grade. Kids can relate to the message. Happy Tuesday! Melissa

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