#17 - Madelines's Rescue by Ludwig Bememans

Summary One day on a walk through Paris (a "twelve little girls in two straight lines" kind of walk), Madeline slips and falls off a bridge right into the Seine. Everyone feared she would be dead, "But for a dog / That kept its head," saving her from a "watery grave." What choice do Madeline and the girls have but to take the heroic pooch home, feed her biscuits, milk, and beef, and name her Genevieve? 

Suggested Activity:  Play - Doh Dog Food 

Madeline's pooch is hungry! Ask the children to form small play-doh balls. Fill the bowl up with "pet food." This fine motor activity can encourage and improve the strength of pencil holding muscles-  the thumb and index fingers in particular.
Curriculum Area: Fine Motor Skills (controls small muscles in hands, coordinates eye-hand movement, uses tools for writing and drawing)

Appropriate Age Group
: 4 and up