Elmore Green is less than enthusiastic about this new small person who has entered his home. He does not want this new small person touching his things, using his tv or eating his orange jelly beans. Share this delightful story of sibling love with your elementary classroom or school library. Every big brother or sister will be able to relate to Elmore and every little brother or sister will root for the baby!
From Amazon: Elmore Green starts life as an only child, as many children do. He has a room to himself, where he can line up his precious things and nobody will move them one inch. But one day everything changes. When the new small person comes along, it seems that everybody might like it a bit more than they like Elmore Green. And when the small person knocks over Elmore's things and even licks his jelly-bean collection, Elmore's parents say that he can't be angry because the small person is only small. Elmore wants the small person to go back to wherever it came from. Then, one night, everything changes. . . . In her signature visual style, Lauren Child gets to the heart of a child's evolving emotions about becoming a big brother or sister.
I have created 12 extension activities to go along with this book.
Making Connections Pre-Reading
Let’s Take A Picture Walk
Compare and Contrast: Elmore and You
Main Character Portrait
Making Connections: Text to Self
Making Connections: Text to Text
All About Elmore Green
The New Small Person 3-2-1
The New Small Person Book Review