This is currently on the Texas Bluebonnet List for 2014-15. I read this book to 3rd and 4th graders. After the book we did the mime activity listed in the back of the book, as well as "catching a fish" and "tug o' war".
Next a few children were picked to do short mimes of their own choosing while classmates tried to guess what they were doing. This was kind of like charades!
Last we watched several clips of Marcel Marceau from You Tube. The kids loved watching him and Michael Jackson, whom, it is said, learned to "moon walk" by watching Marceau.