Leopold, the giraffe, is beloved at the zoo. Children come to see him - they ooh, they aah, they GIVE HIM SNACKS! Nothing can compete with Leopold, UNTIL... A little boy brings a puny necked giraffe balloon. The boy believes that the balloon is superior to Leopold, but Leopold must prove him wrong. After some questionable decision making by Leopold, he redeems himself by making the decision to help the boy and his puny necked rivals.
Absolutely adorable text and pictures. Your students will love this book and you might just let out a laugh as well. Perfect for the elementary classroom or school library.
I have created 20 extension activities for this title.
Cover Story (Pre-Reading Activity)
Making Connections Before Reading
Let’s Take a Picture Walk (2 Activities)
Comprehension Questions and Answer Key
Compare and Contrast: Leopold and the Balloon
Main Character Portrait
All About Leopold
Making Connections: Text to Self
Making Connections: Text to Text
What is the Lesson?
Cover Art (Design a New Cover)
Making A Plan
3-2-1 Summarizing Activity
Decorate the Balloons
Book Review (2 Options)