by Emily Gravett
Kids Wings Award Book
Sunny Meerkat who lives in the Kalahari Desert decides to
go on a vacation to find the perfect place to live...you
know, some place that isn't so crowded with family: the
PERFECT place to live. So, he leaves a note that says he
has set off to stay with his Mongoose relatives, but he
promises to write. And WRITE he does! From Uncle Bob's home
he writes a post card featuring the African Red Hornbill
that warns the mongoose family of danger. You can actually
flip over the postcard and read his funny letter to his
meerkat family. Unfortunately Sunny is just too big to fit
into their hiding places.
Sonny goes to stay with his cousins Scratch and Mitch who
live in a termite mound. From there he writes another post
card before the itching gets to ticklish for him and he
moves to cousin Edward's home on the farm.
can follow Sunny's quest for the perfect home through his
emails that are included in his book: Meerkat
Mail. Can you guess where he finds the perfect home?
can be sure that you'll want to write some post cards yourself
after you finish Sunny's story!
Extensions for Meerkat
Extensions for Letter-writing
Help Me, Mr.
The Giant Hug
Edwina Victorious (intermediate
Dying to Meet You (intermediate
Kids Wings 10-page activity guide for Meerkat
fun and learning, perfect for lesson planning and printed handouts
or projection slides on your SmartBoard!
Activities (see some screen shots below)
Before and After Reading Vocabulary, Prediction
2-page Readers Theater Script
Multiple Choice Comprehension
Pictures in Sentences
Crossword Puzzle: News in Sunny's Postcards
Whose Suitcase? A Logic Puzzle
And Answer Page
special thanks to the talented Mickey Gentle
for his foot-stomping background music, "Walking Through
Integrated Curriculum Build
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