You can purchase the complete Kids' Wings 40-page Unit for 4 Jeanne Willis Books for immediate download for only $10.95! Click Here.

Tadpole's Promise
by Jeanne Willis
and Illustrated by Tony Ross

A shiny, black-pearl of a tadpole falls in love with a beautiful rainbow caterpillar. And she falls in love with him. Together, they promise to never change. Can you guess where that promise might lead? Perhaps, but you'll never guess the hysterical ending!
What a fun way to introduce metamorphosis! The 12-page unit contains a rollicking metamorphosis rap, discussion cards, readers theater, crossword puzzle, life cycle research, write about life stages, Color It, Creative Corner, Multiple Choice Comprehension, an easy logic puzzle, and answer keys.

Misery Moo
by Jeanne Willis and Illustrated by Tony Ross

Lamb tries to cheer up his moooooody old cow friend named Misery Moo, but whose attitude is most contagious?
What a fun way to introduce the words optimist and pessimist! The 12-page unit contains Happy-Sad Readers Theater script, discussion cards, crossword puzzle, 2-page Optimist-Pessimist lesson, math graph, Which Book Makes Us Happy, "Happiness Is" Action Research, Creative Corner, Multiple Choice Comprehension, an easy logic puzzle, story mapping, and answer keys.

The Boy Who Lost His Belly Button
by Jeanne Willis and Illustrated by Tony Ross

What if you woke up one morning and found that your belly button was missing? Who would you suspect stole it? The one without a belly button of his own? Now, who would that be?
So what do you think? Does an alligator have a belly button? Does
a bird have a belly button?

What a fun way to initiate the study of animal parts and classification! The 10-page unit contains discussion cards, Belly Buttons readers theater, crossword puzzle, belly button exploration, Thinking Out of the Box, Group It, Editing a Letter, Multiple Choice Comprehension, ABC order, and answer keys.

Shhh!
by Jeanne Willis and Illustrated by Tony Ross

Have you ever had an important announcement to make but the world seem to busy with its noise to hear you?
What a fun way to introduce onomotapoeia! The 6-page unit contains discussion cards, The Onomatoepoeia Song, crossword puzzle, Missing Letters, Multiple Choice Comprehension, and answer keys.

Research Links and Extensions

Jeanne Willis, Author and Artist

The Cockrell Butterfly Center
Caterpillars and Butterflies Song

How to Use Frogs to Teach Metamorphosis
Frog Lesson Plans
Frog Metamorphosis: From Polliwog to Frog

Optimism

This 40-page unit for these four Jeanne Willis books are part
of a collection of 52 units in Flying Higher and is available for immediate download:

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