Sparky! is a RF book by Jenny Offill and it has won the 2015 Charlotte Zolotow award. This book is about a young girl, who, from the help of her librarian, finds a sloth as a perfect pet. Although, he doesn‘t do many cool tricks, Sparky the sloth, still steals the show his irresistible charm. This would be a great book for a RA if students are learning about animals or pets.
Sparky! By Jenny Offill&Chris Appelhans is an adorable F (or RF if you think sloths could be pets) PB that won the Charlotte Zolotow Award in 2015. Have you ever begged for a pet, but your parents say no way? That‘s just what happened in this story, except the mother finally agrees based on these criteria: as long as it doesn‘t need to be walked or bathed or fed. So one inventive little girl finds just the pet... a sloth that she names Sparky.
Sparky! Is a RF book written by Jenny Offill and illustrated by Chris Appelhans. It won the Charlotte Zolotow Award for the best picture book text published. The book is about a little girl who wants a pet and her mom said it needs to be low maintenance, so she gets a sloth mailed to her. She tries to teach him tricks and impress her friend. I adore this book and the illustrations! The colors just make it so beautiful. #ucflae3414f17
This fun, Charlotte Zolotow award winning, F book is about a girl who gets a sloth as a pet and their journey. This would be a fun RA or SR since there is a lot of good opportunities to teach new vocabulary in this book. The link below will take you to a page that is full of activities that go along with the book.
Sparky is an award winning picture book written by Jenny Offill and illustrated by Chris Appelhans. Sparky won the Charlotte Zolotow award for 2015. This book would work well with RA and IR. This book is about Sparky, a young girl‘s pet sloth. The young girl attempts to teach her slow pet tricks and perform for people, but eventually understands Sparky‘s inactive nature. #ucflae3414f17
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I'm so in love with this adorable Realistic Fiction book, Sparky! It's a very fun read and I love that it explores the idea of different pets that aren't your typical cat, dog, fish etc. I'm including two activities because I couldn't choose just one! http://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/sparky.pdf and http://www.randomhouse.com/teachers/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Sparky_ActBk_WEB.... #UCFLAE3414sp17
I am a sucker for sloths and could not resist - the art is SO damn cute! But it is also a wonderful story about accepting people/pets for who they are and not trying to make them into something they are not. A sloth will never learn tricks or play like a puppy.
A sloth is going to sloth.