Zomo the Rabbit

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Gerald McDermott
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 2nd    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Sep. 2000

Synopsis: Neither big nor strong, Zomo is clever. However, as he finds out from Sky God, cleverness and wisdom are not synonymous. To attain wisdom, Zomo has to, through trickery, obtain the scales of Big Fish in the sea, milk Wild Cow, and deliver the tooth of Leopard to Sky God.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Re-enact the story.
•  If Zomo had had wisdom, what would he have done differently? Draw that.
•  What was going on in the Sky god's head? Why did he teach the lesson this way? Draw his head, and draw in it what he was thinking?

*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!