Cowlick by Christin Ditchfield; Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
July 12, 2012 in Cause and Effect, Ditchfield Christin, Elementary Educators, Making Personal Connections, Making Predictions, Personal Connections, Picture Book, Prediction Skills, Preschool to 1st grade teachers Tags: funny picture books, prediction
Picture book, fantasy for preschoolers through 2nd graders
*Little boys with cowlicks as main characters
*Rating: My daughter loves animal books, and this one is so clever. I would recommend Cowlick to anyone young or old. Plus, it answers the question of how some people just seem to have a cowlick one day. . .
Short, short summary: When the kids are in bed and fast asleep (with hair that is straight and neat), a cow comes in to their room. And what does that cow do of course? She licks the hair of those poor innocent boys and gives them COWLICKS! What a fun and cute book for kids (especially those with messy hair.)
So what do I do with this book?
1.What is a cowlick? If possible, find a photo of someone with a cowlick. Discuss and how it makes people unique–not different.
2. Work on predictions while you read this book–this works especially well if students don’t already know what a cowlick is.
3. For a fun and silly activity, have students write a letter to the cow and ask her to stop licking everyone!