A Mouthful of Minnows by John Hare

Sometimes you find friends in places you never expected.

The Picture Book of the Week is A Mouthful of Minnows, written and illustrated by John Hare.

About the Book:

An alligator snapping turtle is the main character of A Mouthful of Minnows. His name is Alphonso and he loves to fish. In fact, he has a tongue that looks like a worm so that he can lure fish to his open mouth. Alphonso is looking forward to his next meal. He finds the perfect spot to camouflage himself and wait for an unsuspecting fish. One comes along, but Alphonso himself is lured by the promise of more and more and more fish. So, he waits. Will Alphonso get his meal?

Writing Exercise:

Alphonso finds friends in an unexpected place. Think of a time you became friends with someone you didn’t expect to be friends with. Write a letter to yourself explaining why its a good idea to make new friends.

Mouthful of Minnows K-5 Writing Prompt Activities

Mouthful of Minnows Writing Prompt Activity K-5 Spanish

I would love to hear your stories. If you are willing to share, please send stories to stories@alicia-salazar.com.

Happy writing!


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