413 Dear Mr. Henshaw (pgs. 103 -134)

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1. How does Leigh feel about never finding out who the lunchbox thief was?

He's angry.

He's glad.

He's confused.

2.  What did Leigh really mean when he asked his dad, "Did you find another dog to take Bandit's place?"

Did you find another boy to take my place?

Did you find another lady to take mom's place?

Did you find a better dog to take Bandit's place?

3. What kind of orange butterflies does Leigh see when he goes to the grove?

sulfur butterflies

Monarch butterflies

Painted Lady butterflies

4.  Leigh is thinking about writing about butterflies in prose instead of poetry.  What is prose?

It is like a newspaper article.

It is a special kind of poetry called Haiku.

The ordinary language that people use when they speak or write.

5.  What place did Leigh receive on his entry "A Day on Dad's Rig?

First Place

Third Place

Honorable Mention

6.  Why did Leigh get to have lunch with Angela Badger the author?

The winning poem had been copied out of a book.

He complained to the principal.

Mr. Fridley took them both to a special lunch.

7.  Angela Badger calls Leigh something very special.  What is it?

a good writer

an author

her friend

8.  What does Leigh notice about his dad when he surprises him with a visit?

He has a new truck.

His stomach hung over his belt, and he looked shorter.

He looks older and unhappy.

9.  What did Leigh realize about his dad's visit?

He didn't make a special trip to see him.  He came to pick up a load of broccoli.

He made a special trip to drop Bandit off for him.

He was moving back to the area.

10.  What does Leigh's dad mean when he asks Leigh's mom, "Is there a chance?"

He means he wants to take Leigh to live with him.

He wants to see if they can try to get back together again.

He means he wants to borrow some money from her.



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