This week DIVA DELORES AND THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE received a LOVELY stamp of approval from longtime Colorado teacher and dear friend, Jeananne Wright. Thank you, Jeananne!
Now, with her permission, taking excerpts from her note, here are SEVEN THINGS KIDS CAN LEARN FROM/ BE ENGAGED WITH as they read DIVA DELORES AND THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE:
First, the tactile gold glitter on the front and back covers are the perfect intro to the book. The kids can feel that and know that something wonderful will be found inside!
Second, kids might not know a thing about opera or classical music or even what a diva is!
Third, the story teaches how to rely on friends and how to be a good friend.
Fourth, it also portrays forgiveness, humility and perseverance.
Fifth, after reading, it will be loads of fun for kids to think of other things that go together, like carrots and peas, salt and pepper etc. So the book doesn’t end on the last page.
After reading the story parents/teachers and kids can also discuss the cover, author, illustrator and on the back the captions, ISBN numbers etc.
Finally, after all that, they can even practice their tra la las in an operatic voice. Or how about taking in an opera? What fun!
Thank you for these wonderful ideas, Jeananne, and for giving DIVA DELORES your teacher stamp of approval. =)
Happy Reading, all!