Prereader Study Guide: Oscar Otter and Henry & Mudge in Puddle Trouble - E-Guide

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Click here for a sample section of the Prereader Study Guide!      Get the book Oscar Otter HERE       Get the book Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble HERE 

Henry and Mudge:  Simon and Schuster READY-TO-READ level 2, Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winners
Oscar Otter:  HarperTrophy I Can Read Level 1, Newbery Honor winning author

This study guide is written for the teacher and parent, packed with science and craft extensions, and coloring and activity handouts to keep little hands busy while they discuss and learn. 

  • Oscar Otter is tired of other animals getting in his way when he plays, so he decides to build his own slide up in the mountains. He ignores some important advice from his father and ends up in danger. His enemy, the fox, is watching! But what the fox doesn't know is that someone is watching him . . . . 
  • Henry and Mudge, everyone's favorite boy and dog duo, learn that friends are more important than things, there are flowers to smell, puddles to splash in, and newborn kittens to take care of. Come along for three sweet springtime adventures!

Author and Illustrator Biographies: Learn about Nathaniel Benchley, Arnold Lobel, Cynthia Rylant, and Suçie Stevenson.

Vocabulary word introduction and practice 

Moral Lessons and Character Values:  Advice, telling the truth, lying, pride and not listening, listening to our parents, making promises, need vs. want, forgiveness, getting permission, obey and honor parents, God's protection.

Activities and Writing Assignments: Otters, predators, river otter facts, food chains, animal tracks, book poster, track racing, drama, multiple field trip suggestions, cooking centers, mazes, multiple coloring pages, internet otter learning extensions, gardening, chalk pictures, nature hike, Saint Bernard dogs, dog video,  finger painting, rainy day box, sprinklers, animal shelters, astronomy and the planets, coloring pages, matching activity.

Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Oscar Otter and Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble.

All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!

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Recommended Grade Level:
Imaginative / Nature
Study Guide Author:
Rebecca Gilleland
for the book by:
Nathaniel Benchley
also for the book by:
Cynthia Rylant
Study Guide Page Count:
51 pages


  • 5
    Great material!

    Posted by Sabrina R. on 5th Oct 2014

    Great material!