Gwen Petreman had published and illustrated 8 children's picture books. The Blue Bottle, sold on -line for around $10, is great for students reading at a grade 3 level. It is a spellbinding fantasy story about a monster with dire plans for the environment. The second part of the book is loaded with information about the important role trees play in maintaining a healthy and balanced environment.
This book is a valuable addition to teachers' collections of environmental books.
Gwen has created two response booklets to complement The Blue Bottle. One is a 30-page literacy response booklet and the other focuses on plants, specifically trees.
Since teachers can make multiple copies of The Blue Bottle it is ideal for every kind of group reading with ready-made response booklets to be used as a follow-up to the group activity.