Where's My Mummy
by Carolyn Crimi; illustrated by John Manders
Little Mummy wants to play just one more game of hide-and-shriek with his Mama Mummy before going to bed, but the dark night is full of mysterious sounds and unknown creatures.Who will comfort Little Mummy if someone gives him a scare? Why Mama Mummy, of course.
ADORABLE illustrations and a little bit of suspense make this a perfect Halloween treat.
This is just the right mixture of spooky and cute for
little ones. School Library Journal ended their review of this book by calling it " A reassuring offering for youngsters who want just a touch of the shivers." We agree! Kids will have the fun feeling that they've just experienced a 'scary' story, but no one will end up scared. :)
* An International Reading Association Children's Choice Book!
Interest Level: Preschool - 1st grade
Grade Level Equivalent: 2.7 (2nd grade, 7th month)
Lexile Measure: AD560L
Below are two sample spreads from early in the book. Is that just the cutest mummy ever! And check out mama -- she's got some mummy curves going. :)
In case you cant read it, the text reads "On a deep, dark night in a deep, dark place, Little Baby Mummy did not want to go to bed. " Just one more game of Hide and Shriek?" he pleaded to Big Mama Mummy. "Count your bandages while I hide!"
"I'm not scared!" Little Baby Mummy plunked down under a creak, squeaky tree. " Mama Mummy, where are you?" He stopped and he listened. Rustle rustle rustle. Scritch scratch scritch. Rustle rustle rustle.
We read Where's My Mummy to our classes every year at Halloween time. Then, we usually do the following writing/art activity immediately afterward. If you teach younger grades or have children this age yourself, try this cute related activity from the blog First Grade Parade. Other than construction paper, all you'll need is
We use the writing prompt suggested on the blog: "When I get stared, my mummy..." (Be sure to talk about the play on words, so that kids don't misunderstand and think that mommy is really spelled with a u!
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