Friday, May 16, 2014

Doc McStuffins: Starry, Starry Night by Bill Scollon

Title: Doc McStuffins: Starry, Starry Night
Author: Bill Scollon
Genre: Picture Book, Fiction
Reading Level: Ages 3 to 6
Multicultural: Doc is an African American girl
Curriculum Subject: Science, Health

In Starry, Starry Night, Doc McStuffins rushes to fix a telescope's blurry vision before a meteor shower starts.  As a World of Reading Level 1 reader, it features simple text and word repetition.  Despite being written for beginning readers, it still has a reasonably detailed plot as it is 32 pages long.

The topic of meteors is barely touched on, but Doc does provide a brief description.  Between that and the focus on fixing the telescope, this book could be a good starting point for discovering more about astronomy.  The book also provides a few tips about protecting your eyes, so it also has potential to be tied in with learning healthy habits.

Types of Readers Book Might Appeal To & Multiple Intelligence Categories
  • Fans of Doc McStuffins
  • Those interested in astronomy topics.
  • The aspect of discovering why the telescope's vision is blurry provides an example of problem solving. (Logical-Mathematical)
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