A sweet story about embracing change, the excitement of discovery and the wonder of nature and new friends.
A young boy moves from the city to a new home in the country. He misses his friends, but at least it’s summertime — flowers are blooming, baby birds are hatching, and caterpillars are transforming into butterflies. Enraptured by the natural world, Percy climbs trees, tastes wild strawberries and tries to catch fish in the river with his bare hands.
Percy also likes to draw pictures of what he has seen that day. He collects interesting leaves and rocks, and insects in jars. Percy discovers that being alone doesn’t have to be lonely, but explorers often share their findings. So, he creates a way to share his collection with others …
Percy’s Museum is a sweet story about embracing change, the excitement of discovery and the wonder of nature and new friends.
Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.