Saturday, October 13, 2012

Guest blogger Heather from Creation Castle

Today, I am happy to introduce my guest blogger Heather from Creation Castle!!

We are honored to be Brooke's guest blogger today! Although it's spring in Australia, autumn is just now kicking into gear over in Texas. We recently got a small cold front and temperatures are finally in the 80's over here.

Since our seasons are a little different, we thought we would share about one of our favorite authors - Margaret Wise Brown. Most are familiar with at least Goodnight Moon or Runaway Bunny, but Ms. Brown wrote over twenty books during her short-lived time as an author.

One of our favorites (especially for the fall) is The Little Scarecrow Boy. This is a tale of a little boy who wants to be just like his father. Each day the little boy watches his father scaring away the crows and longs to join him in the fields. Finally he decides to try it on his own. The boy makes his fieriest faces and finally scares away the crows with some help. This sweet story shows the bond between a father and his son, as well as how knowledge is passed down through generations.

We have some fun activities in our store that can be used with any scarecrow book. The activities included are:
  • Roll a Scarecrow
  • Writing Prompts/Paper
  • Emergent Reader
  • Making Words
  • Story Map
Come by and check it out! It will be on sale all weekend.

Another Margaret Wise Brown book we enjoy is The Important Book. This fun text encourages students to find the important things in everyday objects. From an apple to the sun, this book will really get your students thinking. The predictable text also makes for a great class book. We've included a free template for you; just click on the picture below! You can change the templates easily to fit any subject you are teaching. We've included one to do with the months of the year.

We hope you enjoyed reading our thoughts on Margaret Wise Brown. We'd love for you to drop by our blog or TpT store anytime!

Thanks again Heather for stopping by :)


  1. You have been boo'ed! Head on over to my blog to play along! :)
    Leah @ Learning 4 Keeps
    Learning 4 Keeps

  2. thanks for sharing.