Excellent text for boys!
When I think of a cool, refreshing snack in summer, watermelon comes to mind. As a kid, I was always annoyed with the black seeds that pelted the delicious fruit. Yet, it was always fun to spit them out. At the dinner table, I had to be more proper, placing the seeds in a little pile on my plate.
Jackie French Koller created a playful tale of four friends, two boys and two girls, being bored on a summer’s day. Spitting watermelon seeds becomes the fun that spins into a great adventure.
Thinking of children, I think they would connect with this story. Many will say they have encountered boring days. I love the way that Jackie Koller has taken an every day happening and spun some fun into it. Our students can do the same. As a read aloud, you will invited laughter from your children. Have fun remembering!
Savorings for reading and in writing for Peter Spit a Seed at Sue:
- Verbs – chomped, slurped, gulped, burped
- Alliteration – “You pepper Pet! I’ll splatter Sue!”
- Apostrophe for not so familiar contractions- zippin’, zingin’, let ’em fly!
- Mischievous – reminds me of what a boy (my boys) might do;
I turned and grinned at Mary Lou. How could we help but join in, too?
- Humorous – hilarious illustrations; boisterous read
Susie spit one back at Pete,
Which struck and stuck right on his seat.
(Warsaw Community Public Library)