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Monday, August 31, 2015

Mummy Cat by Marcus Ewert & Lisa Brown

I've discovered a new book...AND I'M IN LOVE! In this one book, I will cover all subjects in learning (music, art, language art, social students, science, technology & PE-via dancing), ready? Here we go...



Here's a small video I created to put on the morning announcements to entice the students:



And, what kind of librarian would I be without including a book review: Mummy CatMummy Cat by Marcus Ewert
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely loved this book as it's the perfect platform to cover every subject taught in school. Without giving away too much, Mummy Cat was the victim of vengeance and now awaits to be reunited with his owner, the Queen of Egypt! The fluidity of Marcus Ewert's choice of words is wonderful. Please check out my blog post, as it has the blessing of both author and illustrator: Mummy Cat! And, did I mention that illustrator Lisa Brown has fantastic illustrations that allude to the text seamlessly?

View all my reviews Then, I began my lesson with the Bangles' "Walk Like an Egyptian," but the kiddos weren't feeling the 80's vibe, so I improvised and found this wonderful tweet: I couldn't resist having my students mimic the dance, so here you go (1st graders):

I love the Egyptian culture! Here's Queen Hatshupset (drawing courtesy of this website), to whom the book honors:



Right now, at Houston's Museum of Natural Science & History, the have The Hall of Ancient Egypt.



Here's my son with King Tut's casket:

Here are the students exploring the Pyramids and Egypt via a virtual tour on PBS



And to get them EXTRA excited, I had them wrap my son's "Pete the Cat" in toilet tissue to "mummyify" the cat like in the book!

Mummy Wrap from AwakenLibrarian on Vimeo.



They couldn't do it, but I could...:)

And what kind of librarian would I be if I didn't let the kids get in on the "mummification" fun?

Here's some of the feedback from the author and illustrator:

And, I can't discuss Egypt without giving credit to Disney for the wonderful version of The Prince of Egypt BIG UPDATE! A fellow librarian liked our lesson so much that she did her own version here. Thank you Amy Kincaid!

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