“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliography: Written by Dori Chaconas, Illustrated by Lisa McCue, Viking, New York, 2008, 32 pgs.
Reading Level: 330L (K-2)
Synopsis: Cork, a muskrat, and Fuzz, a possum, set out on an adventure to collect shiny stones. They run into trouble as baby ducklings hatch from the stones and follow Fuzz. Cork has to find a way to save Fuzz from the ducklings and Mother Duck so Fuzz can return to collecting things again.
Classroom Rationale: Students can predict what is going to happen next in the story. Students can sequence the events that happen to Fuzz in the story. Students can also explain that this book is fiction and how they know that.
Common Core: Students could read other books in the series and compare the adventures of Cork and Fuzz (RL 1.9). Students can explain this what type of book this is (RL 1.5).