Description : Alvie eats soup. That's it. No swapping, no sampling. Just soup. Alvie's parents are at their wits' end. And then it gets worse. Granny Francesca, Alvie's famous gourmet granny is coming to town. She's a chef extraordinaire! What will she think? What will she say? The boy only eats soup?! This visit could be the icing on the...minestrone! Until Alvie discovers that his gourmet granny is more like him than his parents realise...
Description : Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail
Description : In this book Honeyman looks at manifestations of youth agency (and representations of agency produced for youth) as depicted in fairy tales, childlore and folk literature, investigating the dynamic of ideological manipulation and independent resistance as it can be read or expressed in bodies, first through social puppetry and then through coercive temptation (our consumption replacing the more obvious strings that bind us). Reading tales like Popeye, Hansel & Gretel, and Pinocchio, Honeyman concentrates on the agency of young subjects through material relations, especially where food signifies the invisible strings used to control them in popular discourse and practice, modeling efforts to come out from under the hegemonic handler and take control, at least of their own body spaces, and ultimately finding that most examples indicate less power than the ideal holds.
Description : Sing Me a Story! Tell Me a Song! gives teachers, future teachers, care givers and others involved with teaching children developmentally appropriate themes that can be integrated into the curriculum for children from infancy to eight years of age. Theme teaching involves creating many activities around a central idea. These activities are blended into every part of the curriculum within a flexible time frame, from several days to a few weeks. The activities are designed for the classroom teacher to select and combine as needed to meet the needs and interests of the children. Lists of children's books, goals, web diagrams, vocabulary words, and letters home to families are provided for each of the 30 themes. Plus, each activity is noted for age appropriateness. Finally, the accompanying CD-ROM contains thematic outlines, lessons plans, rebus charts and patterns from the text, and more.
Description : Offers advice and guidelines on how to expand a child's world through books and reading, introducing three thousand teacher-recommended book titles, craft ideas, projects, recipes, and reading club tips.