We read the book in the classroom. The children
loved the photography. We made a list of animals in the story.
We talked about living in the country and living in the city. We
then made a list of animals or things that we would see in the
city. We had fun making a list of different things that we could
use for a snowman’s nose.
The activity we chose was to change the story to The Stranger
in the City.
the city! Stranger in the city!” said the pigeons. The squirrel
scampered past the construction site. The workers were cold and
had a fire.
raced by with its lights flashing. A yellow taxicab and a
garbage truck rumbled by.
squirrel moved down the sidewalk. He ran under a delivery truck
at the grocery store and a mail truck in the parking lot.
A cat ran by
meowing, “Stranger in the City!” A school bus stopped to pick up
some kids. A traffic copter flew by. A dog barked behind his
fence. “Woof, Woof! A stranger in the city! Be careful!”
Vroom! A big, red fire truck hurried by.
got closer to an apartment building. He saw some children going
inside for hot chocolate. On their playground, he saw the
climbed up his twig arms and grabbed a peanut button. He heard
a noise and ran up the tree. The children came back with a
carrot for the stranger’s nose. The squirrel watched the
children make another stranger. He waited until they went back
inside and then he climbed down and ate another peanut, and
another, and another…
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