The Clown of God
Author: Tomie dePaola
Last updated Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Illustrator: Tomie dePaola
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 5th (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Dec. 2001, Dec. 2000
A once-famous Italian juggler, now old and a beggar, gives one final performance before a statue of Our Lady and the Holy Child.
|Discussion topics: |
(We read this book before we started creating discussion topics in our reading guides.)
|Craft ideas: |
What would your gift be? Draw.
Try face painting, or learn to juggle.
Divide a piece of paper into two sections. What connections are there between the gift the clown gave, and the gifts we give at Christmas? What are the differences? Draw or write.
*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!