This book, which is becoming a children's classic, is excellent for teaching figurative language, textual evidence and theme. I included a great journal, study guide, activity guide.. whatever you want to call it... to guide your instruction. Make a copy for yourself to each from or make 32 copies for your class for those of your lucky enough to have lots of copies. There are graphic organizers to help guide reading responses, there are icons of depth of complexity for the advanced kids, and sentence frames and images for the lowest and the language learners to begin chatting. It universally designed. Done and done!