So I decided to visit the public library again for the first time in years this past weekend. I had forgotten how enchanting all those rows of children's books are! :) I came across this gem:
Now, I am a huge fan of alternate versions of fairy tales-I think they lend themselves to all kinds of comparing activities. The vocabulary in this one was a little over the heads of my kiddos-but they were very intrigued by the story and the illustrations. Now it gets a little morbid-they live in a mausoleum and her whole foot bone breaks off in the shoe she leaves behind. But many details of the story line are the same as the traditional fairy tale and I think it's a really imaginative idea. If I had older kids I think I would have them re-write another fairy tale to feature skeletons as the main characters.
Anyway, after the story and our comparison activities, I asked the kids to write from the perspective of a skeleton. What would be different about your life? Here's what they came up with:
Presumably watching "Bones"....ba ha ha ha.