by Jim Aylesworth
Illustrated by JoEllen McAllister-Stammen, Walter Lyon Krudop, and Eileen Christelow
After reading the stories in this book discuss what is similar in each of the stories.
Why do you think the author selected these stories to be in one book?
Do they have a similar theme?
If so what is that theme?
List some other stories/books that would fit this theme.
Think of other themes and make a list of stories or books that might fit that theme -- stories that might have been collected into another anthology of stories.
Select 10-20 books at random from the library. Classify the books into two groups based on common criteria. Students will need to read the books to determine what characters, themes, or events in the books might be similar.
Aylesworth, Jim. Jim Aylesworth's Book of Bedtime Stories. Illustrated by JoEllen McAllister-Stammen, Walter Lyon Krudop, and Eileen Christelow. Atheneum, 1998. 144 pages. ISBN: 0689820771.