Looking for a fictitious bed leads Mingo into all kinds of diverse and entertaining environments, meeting new and unusual animals who love showing Mingo their sleeping places. Uniquely, this story helps children connect with the non- fiction reality of the animal kingdom while visiting many unknown habitats. " Where's my bed?" the flamingo said, allows the reader a peek at humorous environments that are clearly not suitable for a good night's rest.
The animal personalities stimulate readers to laugh and appreciate the text’s humor. The mix of facts, fanciful fiction and illustrations draw readers into the story to engage with the real as well as the imaginary aspects of our world.
Parents, children and teachers alike will appreciate the many engaging, fun-filled and educational features of this story, with its many direct links to the new learning standards:
~AIDS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF LANGUAGE--rhyming, high level vocabulary, questions versus statements
-FOSTERS DEEP THINKING--categorizing, fact vs. fiction, inference, deductive and inductive reasoning, problem solving
-APPLIES SPECIFIC READING SKILLS--matching the illustration with the text, identification of the elements in the setting(Where? When? Character?) main idea , fluency
The accompanying activity packet assists with all the above as well as encouraging additional research.
Whether you are a student reader, a parent at home, or a classroom teacher, you'll find this interactive adventure a must for your children.
Created by Diane L. McCune, PhD