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The Growing Up Feet

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Beverly Cleary
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 2nd    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Jul. 2000

Synopsis: Jimmy and Janet can't wait to grow up. So when it's time to buy new shoes for these fast-growing four-year-olds, off to the shoe store they go. There they discover bright red boots that will stretch and grow along with them--just the thing for "growing-up feet."

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Trace your feet on a piece of paper, and draw inside it all of your favorite things to do, or what you want to be when you grow older.
•  Do you have a favorite piece of clothing that you wear all the time? What is it?

*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!