Book Talk Tuesday- The Pain & The Great One by Judy Bloom

I’m linking up with Mrs. Jump’s Class again to share another book! I love reading! I love talking  about awesome books to share with children!  This is the perfect opportunity for me to do just that.

Today I’m going to share this amazing picture book by Judy Bloom. I loved her when I was young so I knew I couldn’t go wrong with this choice. I was right.

Anyone who has an older sibling or a younger sibling will be sure to relate. This book is split into two sections. The first section is written through the perspective of the older sister. I’m sure you can only image what she has to say. Then the second section was written through the perspective of the younger brother.

Of course the older sister's section goes first and she doesn't go easy on her brother. She feels like her parents treat him like he's the "special one. " They let him have ice cream for dessert, even if he doesn't finish his supper and she doesn't get any until she eats all her food. 

Of course, the younger brother thinks that the older sister gets more attention because she can play "real" songs on the piano while he makes up his own. 

And then the older sister tells how annoying her little brother is when she's on the phone with her friends. He, of course, explains it as though he is just minding his own business while walking by. 

Another example the older sister gives about how annoying her little brother is, is  when she's playing with her friends and he wants attention. He thinks he is helping by pretending to be the trash truck for the city they are building. It was just an accident that some of the buildings got knocked down. 

This week I'm going to share a freebie from my new Using Mentor Texts to Practice Comprehension product I'm currently working on.  

With my grade 1-2  kiddos I will work on an anchor chart like this one:

Then they will practice using this sheet with partners. 

Click here to download

Book Talk Tuesday


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