Even though the boy wanted a dog or a snake or a horse, he had to settle for a pet guinea pig named Theodore. (He looked like a teddy bear.) Theodore was shy. Theodore was afraid. Theodore wouldn't eat. What would the boy do?
You can follow the life of Theodore and his new owner in this precious poetry book that tells their story. You will see how a kind, responsible boy helps Theodore to become a happy, healthy pet.
With large, realistic illustrations, the narrative poems are written in blank verse with short lines that are accessible to early reading levels.
Oh, Theodore! by Susan Katz
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Pet Care Literary Connections:
Christopher Mouse, the Tale of a Small Traveler by William Wise with Kids' Wings Unit in Light in the Darkness (A great"lost-pet" read-aloud for grades 1-5!)
Mutt Dog by Stephen Michael King with Kids' Wings Unit in Reading Seeds
Who Swallowed Harold by Elizabeth Fiocelli with Kids' Wings Unit in Reading Seeds
Widget by Lyn Rossiter McFarland with Kids' Wings Unit in Tickles, Tricks, and Treasure
The Mightest Heart by Lynn Cullen with Kids' Wings Unit in Forged in the Fire
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo with Kids' Wings Unit in Roots and Wings
Elephants Can Paint, Too by Katya Arnold with Kids' Wings Unit in Reading Seeds
10-page unit for
Theodore! and the 9-page unit for
and Bear by Laura Vaccaro Seeger,
perfect for lesson planning and projection on Smart Boards, are now
available together for immediate download.
and the nine-page unit for Dog and Bear by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
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