308-2 The Legend of the Bluebonnet

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The Legend of the Bluebonnet

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1.  Why do you think drought and famine are hardest on the very young and the very old?
Possible Answer:  I think drought and famine are hardest on them because they are the weakest.


2.  The little girl in this story made a big sacrifice.  Write about a time you have made a big sacrifice and tell why you did so?
Possible Answer:  One time I made a sacrifice was at Christmas.  Two years ago our family decided to not buy presents for each other.  We did this because we really didn't need anything.  Instead we bought presents for a poor family that lived in our city.  On Christmas Eve we went to their house and gave them the presents.  It was a sacrifice for me, but it also made me feel very good.


3.  Make a list of words that describe the little girl in this story?
Possible Answer: brave, scared, lonely, popular, pretty, sad


4.  On the last page "Author's Notes" you learn about why the flowers were called bluebonnets?  Do you agree or disagree with this explanation? Why?
Possible Answer:  I agree with the explanation.  I think it is a great way to explain the shape of the flower.


5.  Tomi DePaola is the author and illustrator of this story.  Do you like the story or the illustrations better?  Why?
Possible Answer:  I like both.  It is hard for me to choose one or the other.  I like the author and his illustrations very much.  I think they are both very important in telling this story.



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