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The House on East 88th Street

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Bernard Waber
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 4th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Jun. 2000

Synopsis: A family moving into a new house discovers in their bathtub a talented crocodile named Lyle, who soon becomes an important part of the family.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  What's another crazy pet you might have? Draw a picture of you and your crazy pet.
•  Why did Signor Valenti return Lyle? Write a letter from Valenti explaining why, and illustrate it with examples.

*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!