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Slim and Jim



Last updated Thursday, September 18, 2014

Author: Richard Egielski
Illustrator: Richard Egielski
Date of Publication: 2002
ISBN: 0060283521
Grade Level: 4th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Feb. 2003

Synopsis: (from the publisher) When a homeless rat named Slim is forced into a life of crime, he encounters a kind young mouse named Jim, who's willing to take him in and give him a chance. But when Slim's checkered past catches up to him, their friendship is put to the test. Together they must do battle with the evil villain Buster, relying upon their faith in one another, and their yo-yos.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  What happened to Buster in France? Draw and write the end of that story.
•  Design your own yo-yo tricks, and draw/write an instruction manual.

*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!