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Horace And Morris But Mostly Delores



Last updated Sunday, September 15, 2019

Author: James Howe
Illustrator: Amy Walrod
Date of Publication: 1999
ISBN: 068931874X
Grade Level: Kindergarten    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Feb. 2004

Synopsis: Horace, Morris, and Dolores do everything together and know that they will be Friends Forever...until one day, when Horace and Morris become part of an exclusive boys' club and Dolores finds herself left out. Soon, she, too, finds her own club, where no boys are allowed and girls are supposed to have fun doing girl stuff.

Discussion topics for during/after reading:
•  Are the boys friends with any girls? Are the girls friends with any boys? Why or why not?
•  What are fun things that boys do? Can girls do them? What about the reverse?
•  What do you say if one of your friends says that you shouldn?t play with another person?

Craft ideas:
•  Make newspaper or paper sailor hat like Horace, Morace and Delores wear. (To do this, fold a piece of paper in half (so paper is now 4 by 11). Then, fold in the folded corners of the paper to make a triangle where the fold was. Next, fold each straight edge up on each side). Decorate!
•  Draw your own fort and decorate it. What is the name of the fort?

*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!