Cuckoo, Cuckoo is a humorous and fictional animal fantasy story about a bird, Cuckoo, who would not stop singing. When all the other birds went to bed and Cuckoo was still singing, she noticed a fire. Owl tried to warn everyone, but no one woke up. Cuckoo collected all of the seeds, but her voice was gone! The story is narrated with dialogue, illustrations, onomatopoeia and illustrative text.
Cuckoo, Cuckoo is a simple narrative story. Illustrations match the text. Draw students’ attention to the visual features including the illustrative text (italics), layout, and design. Opportunities arise to discuss with students how the text style changes to show when the cat is thinking.
Readers develop vocabulary such as verbs (flew) and adjectives (quickly). Focus on suffixes and base words (scorched). Opportunities arise to discuss apostrophes within contractions (it’s), capital letters at the beginning of sentences and names (Wise Old Owl), question marks, quotation marks, exclamation marks, and commas.
This title is from the Fiction Readers series from Teacher Created Materials. Stimulate the imagination and promote creative thinking through real-world themes captured in entertaining stories.
Invoice Title: CUCKOO, CUCKOO: A FOLKTALE FROM MEXICO