Schema: gingerbread man stories, cookies, learning where everything is in a new school
Compare and Contrast: Original gingerbread boy with other versions of the cookie tale
Setting: In this story the setting is in a school. Children made him and he is looking all around the school building trying to find them.
Schema: mice, snacks, other books about mice, Thanksgiving, feasting
Text-to-text Connection: One is a Feast for a Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale by Judy Cox
Point of View: the illustrations show the mouse’s point of view.
Counting: Mouse sees a certain number of each of the foods he selects. Younger children could count the items as the book is read. Counting numbers from 1 to 10 and from 10 to 1 in Mouse Went Out.
Word choice: Positional Words are frequently used such as down, around, through
Inferring: What does the mouse infer when he sees the furry feet?
Cause and Effect: In both books, because the plate and other foods flew into the air, the effect is that the mouse escapes from the cat with just their favorite one thing to eat.
Compare and Contrast the two mice in the books.