Teaching with children’s books is a fun way to learn and a great way to bring stories to life. One of the books we read and studied with Five in a Row when Emily was little was Lentil, by Robert McCloskey.
Lentil is a little boy who cannot whistle because his mouth won’t pucker. But he learns to play the harmonica and, by doing so, saves his down from disaster.
“In the town of Alto, Ohio, there lived a boy named Lentil.”
“His favorite place to practice was in the bathtub, because there the tone was improved one hundred per cent.”
“Old Sneep knew that when the musicians looked at him, their mouths would pucker up so they could not play their horns.”