Monday, October 14, 2013

The Legend of Thunderfoot

Today we finished our read aloud book  The Legend of Thunderfoot. I'm going to miss Berland, Tripsalot and Thunder of the Foote Clan! The Legend of Thunderfoot by Bill Wallace was one of those books that the kids begged for just one more chapter because the chapters quite often left us wondering how Thunder would manage to survive another close call with a coyote. He managed by being a good friend even when his friends weren't always so kind to him. We are looking for kindness in just about every book we read and we could clearly see it in this charmer. I don't want to give too much away, but if you are looking for a book that has opportunities to infer, predict and make connections, your search is over! This book was appealing to both my girls and my boys.

After completing our reading we had our own naming ceremony. I watched my owlets pretend to be roadrunners and then, as Thunder's parents did to him, I gave them their roadrunner name. I now have a class of roadrunners of the Owl Clan! One of my roadrunners pointed out that no one could be Thunder or Tripsalot as they are now legends and their names are revered! Instead we had Sunshine, Shivers, Spinsalot, Stealthy, Prettyfoot, Skipsabout and more! It's funny how exciting such a small thing becomes in our daily routine.

Now we are going to read complete silliness...The BFG!


  1. I wish my daughter was still young enough to read to, especially because of your book with such a great title :)

    I used to read, and re-read, The BFG to my daughter a lot - I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did :)

  2. Sounds like a fabulous book Jenny! We just finished a novel so I might give this one a try.
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  3. I have never heard of this book! But I think I must read goes with my last name. We are reading The Great Gilly Hopkins right now...but it may be our next read.
    Chickadee Jubilee


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