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Morris's Disappearing Bag



Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Rosemary Wells
Illustrator: Rosemary Wells
Date of Publication: 1999
ISBN: 0670887218
Grade Level: Kindergarten    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Dec. 2002

Synopsis: On Christmas morning, Morris's brother Victor gets a hockey outfit. Morris's sister Rose gets a beauty kit. Morris's other sister Betty gets a chemistry set. And Morris gets a teddy bear. His siblings all tell him he's too little to play with their gifts. Then Morris finds one last present under the tree and discovers just the diversion he needs to keep the others busy--while he enjoys their toys!

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make Bunny ears and act out the story.
•  Make finger puppets for each character.
•  Make a bag, and put items into the bag to make them disappear.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!