Recommended Grades: 2-5
From a tall tree growing in the forest to the checkout counter at the grocery store, one little bag finds its way into the hands of a young boy on the eve of his first day of school. And so begins an incredible journey.
Mentor Text: Using Pictures to tell a Story: One Little Bag (April 7, 2020, Scholastic) is a beautiful, wordless picture book. Share the story with students and discuss the sequence of events as shown through pictures. This incredible story transports the reader through three generations of one family and the much-loved bag they reused again and again. Ask students to put words to the pictures and write a story based on the pictures.
Just in time for Earth Day, One Little Bag includes a full page author’s note about Henry Cole’s own experience celebrating his first Earth Day and reusing a brown paper bag over 700 times.
Disclosure: I received this book free from Scholastic in exchange for a review.
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