Whose Hands are These?: A Community Helper Guessing Book by Miranda Paul
Published: January 2016
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I borrowed this book from my public library because it immediately made me think about the unit that our 2nd grade classrooms do on Community Helpers. During this unit of study, students learn about all manner of members of the community who help to keep the wheels turning. One year, they also dressed up as their chosen community helper and presented on what they do. How fun is that?!
Whose Hands Are These? A Community Helper Guessing Book would make a great read during our Community Helpers unit. I pulled a good number of informational texts for our classroom teachers to use with their students but I also made sure to include some works of fiction too. This book would be the perfect fit to introduce the unit. Each page gives clues through the rhyming text and helpful illustrations, asking the reader to guess who the community helper is. At the book’s end, the reader will find a list of different types of Helping Hands like farmers, cooks, police, scientists, and more, including information about their role and the nature of the work they do. This is definitely one that I will add to our K-5 library collection for our staff and students to enjoy.
Miranda Paul | http://mirandapaul.com/
Lucianna Navarro Powell | http://www.lucianaillustration.com/
Millbrook Press | https://lernerbooks.com/Pages/Millbrook-Press
Borrowed from the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
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