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Wild Times at the Bed and Biscuit for immediate download for only $18.95!
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"All days with animals are good days." Grampa Bender

Wild Times at the Bed and Biscuit
by Joan Carris

Grampa Bender is a kind veterinarian who usually boards pets in his Bed and Biscuit, but something new is up! Things are about to get wild! The wildlife refuge is renovating their shelter and need Grampa's help, so he has volunteered to take care of a wounded goose with an arrow in its neck, two kit foxes that lost their mother before they learned how to hunt, and a grumpy old muskrat with an infected foot. Luckily, Grampa has a "staff" that helps him with the new boarders.

Who are Grampa's staff? Well, there's Ernest the mini-pig, Milly the cat, Gabby the Vietnamese hill mynah, and Sir Walter the Scottie puppy. They talk and work together to help Grampa with the wild critters, but unfortunately, Grampa can't understand what the animals say. Well, that is, except for Gabby who is their interpreter.

Will Grampa be able to save the hurt goose? Will Grampa be able to save the old muskrat's foot? What will happen to the little foxes who refuse to eat? The veterinary team may be able to handle most emergency, but when Sir Walter becomes a little too friendly with the foxes, wild times start for real!

Get ready for some FUN, learning about VOICE in literature, and GREAT VOCABULARY BUILDING! Do YOU know what "crepuscular animals" are?

The Kids' Wings literature guide invites group discussion, problem solving, research, writing, skill building, and authentic writing prompts and a culminating interactive Jeopardy-type game, a great study for gifted and talented students. Teachers who want students to enjoy an animal story with compassion and fun will want make this book part of their classroom libraries.

Research Links
Wild Times at the Bed and Biscuit

Real Wild Goose Shot in the Neck Survives
Animal Instincts

Crepuscular Animals

Other Books in the Series:
Welcome to the Bed and Biscuit in Paperback
Magic at the Bed and Biscuit

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A 37-page teacher guide, activity unit PLUS interactive Jeopardy-type game, perfect for lesson planning, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard for Wild Times at the Bed and Biscuit is now available!

The Activity Guide Contains:
A Veterinary Vocabulary Game
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
Anticipation Guide
2-Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
Preparing Your Intellectual Tools, Dialectical Journaling
Readers Theater Quartet Reading
15-Second Summaries
Vocabulary List
Fire in a Row Vocabulary Game
Character Studies
Making Connections: Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions
with After-Reading Quick Writes
Evaluating the Illustrations
Ernest's Emotions
Pencil Drawings
Crossword Puzzle: Crossword Characters
Sir Walter's Point of View
My Instincts
Research an Animal
The Instincts and Learned Behavior of My Animal
More Discussion Questions About Instincts and Learned Behaviors
Squirts and Gallons, A Math Connection
Activities for Visualizing the Chapters through Drawing
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
A Ride to Sequoah Pond, Logic Puzzle
A Vet, His Critters, and His Wisdom, A Word Puzzle

Wrapping It Up! Discussion Cards
Writing Prompts
Answer Keys

Plus, an interactive Jeopardy-type game!


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Wild Times at the Bed and Biscuit is one of the 26 literature guides for award-winning literature in our Extraordinary Destinations Collection. Though you can order each unit individually for about $18.95, if you order Extraordinary Destinations you will get the 26 units for less than $1.00 each in a spiral-bound book with CD in its back pocket! Order now while we still have them to send to you!


Based on the title WILD TIMES AT THE BED AND BISCUIT. Text copyright © 2009 by Joan Carris. Illustrations copyright © 2009 by Noah Z. Jones. Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.
Special thanks to Laura's Midi Heaven for our background music, "Lake of Pontchartrain"



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