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Folktales and beliefs about wild animals often mirror our own hopes and fears. Hot Said The Hare In The Cold mask by Teemu Järvi draws from that heritage. A well-known Finnish proverb “Hot said the rabbit in the cold” stands for: “Never mind if things are difficult or the weather is bad.” Finnish hare have evolved to survive in extreme temperatures. Their fur color changes from brown in the summer to white during the winter to protect them from the predators. Photo: Unto Rautio

Folktales and beliefs about wild animals often mirror our own hopes and fears. Hot Said The Hare In The Cold mask by Teemu Järvi draws from that heritage. A well-known Finnish proverb “Hot said the rabbit in the cold” stands for: “Never mind if things are difficult or the weather is bad.” Finnish hare have evolved to survive in extreme temperatures. Their fur color changes from brown in the summer to white during the winter to protect them from the predators. Photo: Unto Rautio

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"Fractured Fairy Tales" - classic fairy tales with a twist that kids love. Gifted kids love reading and hearing fractured fairy tales. The twist on the original engages them and is a wonderful tool to get them writing.

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Use to teach theme....along with Mr. George Baker,  The Great Kapok Tree,  Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters,  and The Lotus Seed.  After that, I sent my friends off for independent reading.  When we came back to share, they discussed what they thought the theme of their books might be.  Now, key to this lesson is to extend identifying the theme by having them link the theme to their lives.  How does this theme relate to my life?

Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell illustrated by David Catrow Molly, Molly, Molly. Have you read Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon ?

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