Title: Mrs. Toggle and the Dinosaur
Author: Robin Pulver
Illustrator: R.W. Alley
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication Date: 1991
Genre: School, Picture Book
Audience: Gr. Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1, 2

Overview: This lovable tale is a great one for the beginning of the year. In this fantastic picture book, Mrs. Toggle gets news from the principal that she has a new student. Not only that, but the new student is a dinosaur! Mrs. Toggle and her students prepare for their new student. Will they be ready? Read this story to find out the surprise ending!

Activity: Before you read the story, have the students write, (or draw depending on their ability level), a prediction for what is going to happen in the story based on the title and cover illustrations. After the story, have them evaluate their predictions. Were they right? Did they think the story was going to end the way it did? Get them thinking!

Reviewer’s Name: Sarah Keister