This guide is for parents or teachers to expand on the wordless picture book Fossil by Bill Thomson. It contains pre-reading questions, visual storytelling comprehension activity, group storytelling activity, cave painting visual storytelling activity, oral storytelling activity, story writing activity, dig site activity, create an impression fossil activity, create a mineral replacement fossil activity, vocabulary, printable word search and printable crossword puzzle.
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"The pacing is tight, and Thomson’s lifelike art stuns on every page, enlivened further by dynamic angles, confident use of panel sequences and full-bleed spreads, and vivid close-ups of the boy’s shocked face." - Publishers Weekly
When a boy and his dog go for a hike, the boy trips on a fossil, and it comes to life, revealing an ancient plant. The boy is so intrigued that he breaks two more fossils that come to life—a dragonfly and a pteranodon. When these prehistoric creatures collide with present reality, the boy must figure out a way to make things go back to normal. Visually told through art, this "wordless story" will surely spark imagination and creativity.