11/6/2012 ** Wow - talk about a book to spark interesting discussions among students. I was struck by the way that my 4th graders kept looking to me and asking "Did he get eaten?" "Why did he steal the hat?" Highlighted for me the need to help my students take ownership of their own reading and books. I DO NOT need/want to be the expert arbiter of their interpretations.
I happened to read this before I read I Want My Hat Back
and look forward to seeing their reactions tomorrow to the "first" book - it's already in my bag.