Magazine article Technology and Children

An Egg-Cellent Egg Holder

Magazine article Technology and Children

An Egg-Cellent Egg Holder

Article excerpt

Luttrell, I. (1993). Mattie's Little Possum Pet. New York: Macmillan Publishing. [33 pages]

Summary of Book

Mattie's Little Possum Pet is a short, fictional story about a woman named Mattie who sees a possum on the side of the road and takes it home. Her dog and cat get very jealous of the new creature because Mattie lets the possum sleep in the dog's bed and eat from the cat's dish. When Mattie goes out from time to time, she comes home to a messy house and mistakenly blames it on her dog and cat. She finally realizes that the possum isn't as perfect as she thought and she takes him back to the woods.

Design Brief

Grades 2-3

AN EGG-CELLENT EGG HOLDER

In the story, the possum has a real liking for eggs and Mattie doesn't discover this until it's too late. She comes home and discovers that the eggs she put in the crock are missing and she finds the possum asleep with egg on his face. …

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