Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Kevin Henkes
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 1st    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Jul. 2000

Synopsis: Owen--a mouse--and his yellow baby blanket, which he calls uzzy, go everywhere and do everything together. An overly helpful next-door neighbor gives his parents useful tips about how to eliminate the blanket, but Owen foils every plan until his mother transforms Fuzzy into a collection of handkerchiefs.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  What would be another way to get Owen to give up Fuzzy? Draw a picture.
•  What happens when Owen and Small Fuzzy go to school? Draw a picture.
•  Tell/draw the story from Fuzzy's point of view.

*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!