#31 - Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

Summary: On a rainy day, Sylvester finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. But when a lion frightens him on his way home, Sylvester makes a wish that brings unexpected results. How Sylvester is eventually reunited with his loving family and restored to his true self makes a story that is beautifully tender and filled with true magic. 

Suggested Activity:  Rock and Roll

Young children love rocks! Let children use a pan balance to compare the weights of various rocks. Have them predict which rocks will be the heaviest and the lightest. Then have them test their predictions.
Curriculum Area: Learning and Problem Solving (observes objects and events with curiosity, explores cause and effect, applies knowledge or experience to a new context) 

Appropriate Age Group
: 4 and up