Tiny's Big Wish

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Gil Davies
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: Kindergarten    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Sep. 2001

Synopsis: Bang, boom, bam--hear the huge elephants marching across the plains. So loud and so strong, they shake the ground. BUT...then there is Tiny. He trips over his small feet. Then he stumbles over his elephant trunk. And, ALL the other BIG elephants must wait for him to catch up. His mother promises Tiny he'll grow--but how can she know? Then Buffalo, Hippo, Ostrich, Zebra, and Lion tell him a secret...And, Tiny doesn't mind being tiny anymore!

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  What do you think Tiny will look like when he gets bigger? Draw.
•  Do you wish you were bigger? Draw what you will do then.

*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!