This delightful book makes learning about mammals pure fun. Brian P. Cleary's brilliant rhyming with Martin Goneau's humorous illustrations explains the characteristics that all mammals have in common and help you decide which creatures belong in this hairy group.
This is a package of nine activities using the book "Dolphin, Fox, Hippo, and OX: What is a Mammal?" by Brian P. Cleary.
I often used Brian Cleary's books as a former media specialist. Written in verse, they are fun and factual. This one describes the characteristics of mammals in a very humorous manner with exaggerated illustrations.
The book can be read and reread to the whole class. Most of the activities could also be completed by an entire class. Some will require a closer examination of the book. Could be suitable for center work and small group work.
There are nine activities provided. These include: finding missing letters from words, comprehension questions, alphabetical order, word search, drawing and summarizing of the subject, putting sentences in correct order, extended response, how would you change the book and why, looking for four, six, seven, and eight-letter words.