Albert by Donna Jo Napoli
From Amazon.com: You never know what a day will bring.
The morning begins like any other. Albert reaches out the window to check the weather. But from the moment a twig lands smack in the palm of his hand, life is never the same.
In her first picture book, Donna Jo Napoli invents a magical and inspiring tale that will capture the heart of any reader who has loved a pet. Jim LaMarche creates an endearing character in Albert and a classic setting for the miraculous new world that unfolds around him.
Author & illustrator
Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Illustrator: Jim LaMarche
Topics from the book:
Visit each topic page for downloads, lessons, etc. specific to that topic.
Bird Diagram Printable
Create a bird puzzle with this bird diagram printable.
Golden Bean Cakes Recipe
From Asian Online Recipes.com
Candy Bird Nests
You can make these cute little candy nests as a fun go-along for Albert.
Cardinal Coloring Page
Fried Bean Cake
Waves of Radios
Cool lesson activity for learning about radios and their history on Crayola.com (you need to register to see this link)
Why are we featuring this book?
Albert is a book featured in Five in a Row, a literature-based unit study curriculum. Many families use FIAR for all but the grammar/reading and math, and others use it in conjunction with other resources. Above is information about the author and illustrator, story summaries, and links to lesson plans and websites that are great go-alongs for Albert. Please note that these resources are meant to complement, not replace, the Five in a Row units. The Five in a Row volumes are inexpensive and well worth the investment.