Fearless Jake

by Margaret Haffner and Mark Thurman

read aloud grade one, readability 2

This book takes us on a journey through another one of Jake’s wild daydreams. On the way to school, Jake runs into a canyon, huge waves, a great desert, swirling vultures, a deadly rattle snake, a hungry wolf, and a border guard. Will he make it to school, or will he be trapped by one of these obstacles? A story that emphasizes the wonderful world of imagination.

Have a tall tale contest: Kids first prepare the most outrageous story that they can think of and then share it with the rest of the class.