The Monarch Award:
Illinois' K-3 Children's Choice Award

2007 Master List

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Illinois School Library Media Association
2007 Nominee: Mañana Iguana
A colorful story about an Iguana planning a Fiesta, but will his friends help?  The Little Red Hen with a Mexican twist.

Author:  Ann Whitford Paul
Biography and Photo

Illustration by:
Kris Turner
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Book Activities
  • Questions:  Why did Culebra the snake say he could not write the invitations? What does the word mañana mean?  Who delivered the invitations?  Did anyone help Iguana cook the food for the fiesta? Who cleaned up after the fiesta?
  • Guest:  Spanish teacher
  • Research:  Spanish words used around the room and in everyday speech
  • Crafts:  Make a piñata in class.
  • Writing:  Write a summary of the story using new Spanish Vocabulary.
  • Compare:  The Little Red Hen
  • Retell a part of the story: from the point of view of each animal

Related Books
  • Silly Sally, Silly Samuel by Ann Whitford Paul
  • Eight Hands Round by Ann Whitford Paul
  • Little Monkey Says Goodnight by Ann Whitford Paul
  • The Day My Nose Ran away by Jason Eaton, illustrated by Ethan Long


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