Six Hogs on a Scooter by Eileen Spinelli- Teaching Literary Skills with Picture Books
Description from Amazon:
Three generations of the Hog family set out to attend an operatic performance of Pigoletto. They emerge from a pale-yellow house and stroll down the lawn to their sedan. “The car sputtered. The car snorted. The car would not start.” They seek other unsuccessful modes of transportation, starting with young Horace Hog’s two-wheeled scooter. “Six Hogs on a scooter makes an interesting sight.” However, by the time the group finally decides to catch a bus, the opera has ended, and they must reverse their journey. “Six Hogs sleeping at a bus stop makes a very interesting sight.” Nash wryly pictures the hog sextet in their Sunday best, grinning despite the setbacks; a picture of Grandma Hog spinning on roller skates is especially entertaining.
Literary Skills that can be taught with the book Six Hogs on a Scooter?
Cause and Effect
– Create a flow chart of causes and effects of the Hog Family trying to get to the opera
Text Dependent Questions
– Which family member suggested which mode of transportation?
– Why does the author continue to use the statement “makes an interesting sight”
– Why does the Hog family spend the night at the bus stop
– How do you think the Hog Family should have gotten home?
– What might have happened in the morning if the bus wasn’t able to get them home?