Schema: waiting, obeying, favorite foods, making healthy choices, tantrums
Text-to-text connection: Where the Wild Things Are by Sendak
Point of View: The story is told from Betty’s POV.
Thoughtful language and detailed illustrations come together to create a book about patience and manners that does not talk down to children. The feeling and lesson this story conveys will connect with young readers and listeners. The concept of patience is difficult to explain to young children, and the author and illustrator have done an excellent job. It’s wonderful to come across a children’s book that is as strong as this one. Betty Bunny is determined to get her way, but she listens, tries, and learns, and grows. The mother in the story is a great role model and example of patience as she uses appropriate language and examples to explain patience to Betty.
Cause and Effect: Because of Betty’s behavior, the effect is that she is sent to her room without her cake.
Predicting: What do you predict will happen to the cake in Betty’s sock?
Synthesis: Ask students to share some examples of when they have had to be patient. What is patience like? What can we do to show that we are being patient?