Bedtime Stories ~ Poppleton
Poppleton is the main character in a series of children’s books written by American author Cynthia Rylant. Illustrated by Mark Teague. Published originally by Blue Sky press in 1997. Also published by Viking and Scholastic.
Poppleton was read on December 14th, 1997 by Ms. Felicia Howell’s 5th grade after-school technology group at Lead Elementary School in San Mateo. This was their first podcast ever! We recorded Poppleton by passing the book and the mic around a table in the library. It was a lot of fun. Read by: Ms. Howell, Leilani, Rylee, Tru, Michelle, Osvaldo, Iztasu and Bobby
The stories follow a pig named Poppleton who moves from the city to a small town and enjoys humorous adventures with his friends and neighbors. This series is marketed to children ages 5 to 9. Poppleton was the mascot for American Library Association‘s 1997 reading campaign. ~Wikipedia
Order Poppleton from Cindi at the Inkspell Bookstore in Half Moon Bay.
There are more Poppleton Stories to read.
From Publishers Weekly
City pig Poppleton adjusts to small-town life in this understated and roundly appealing chapter book. In “Neighbors,” the polite Poppleton tries to think up a polite way to say “no thanks” to Cherry Sue, a friendly llama who invites him to breakfast, lunch and dinner every single day. When his aggravation expresses itself as rudeness, Cherry Sue admits that she didn’t know how to stop issuing invitations without hurting Poppleton’s feelings, and the two become best friends. The second vignette, “The Library,” details Poppleton’s reading ritual, which demands solitude. Finally, “The Pill” introduces Fillmore, a sick goat who refuses to take his pill unless Poppleton hides it in a cake, whereupon the stubborn goat eats all the other slices until he reaches the one with the medicine: ” ‘I can’t eat that one,’ he said. ‘It has a pill.’ ” As in Rylant’s other series for beginning readers (Henry and Mudge; Mr. Potter and Tabby), her concise sentences mimic the characters’ good manners and wryly point up the failures of etiquette. Teague contributes fetching watercolor-and-pencil images of the pudgy pig, slender llama and dignified goat; the compositions are airier and the palette lighter than in his Pigsty or The Secret Shortcut. Ages 4-7. ~ Amazon
How to Use Bedtime Stories as an Independent Reading Tutor
Prepare your child for a relaxing audio podcast experience. Whether in the car, the store, or before bed, let your child immerse their ear in their imagination. School is largely auditory. So, prepare your kid to listen and visualize a story without TV or video. Just listen!
Then share the book to the audio. Listen and read. Allow your child to teach themselves to read. Using visual/audio anchor words your child will figure out the visual/sound connections by themselves. Eventually, they will be able to read the book to you all by themselves!
How to Record and Edit Your Own mp3 Podcast for Bedtime Stories!
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