The second book that I read, I picked up for the title. I love the title: Around the World on Eighty Legs and would be great for predictions and inferences. Some students might even know that the title came from Around the World in 80 Days which would be a great conversation also. This picture book could be used for so many reasons. First the author chooses every continent but North America and takes the reader around the world learning about different animals from the region. Second the facts are written in poems, and they are all different types. Next, the poems teach the reader new facts about why that animal lives in that location. Also I love the illustrations they are fun and interactive! I would use the poems for reading and word study strategies throughout the year. Finally the last page of the book is a Menagerie (great word) Chart of more interesting and fun facts.
When hiking mountains in Peru,
up craggy peaks in blazing sun,
your Samsonite will never do.
(To lug your luggage won't be fun.)
So travel light- enjoy the view!
To suit yourself. I'll carry none.