Author: Julia Dweck, Illustrator: Erika LeBarre, Year published: 2013, Publisher: Xist Publishing, Number of pages: 21, Recommended age: 3+, Summary (Amazon): Once in a blue moon, a special pet comes along. When Mandy adopts the best cat at the shelter, she doesn’t realize it has a big secret and an even bigger personality.
Blucy was such a great read for me as it has so much that lends to creating educational printables. I didn’t know where to start, or stop! Blucy is a blue cat (sometimes), and does many cat-like things, but always the color blue is involved. Is it any surprise she likes blueberries? She can turn several shades of blue, which match her surroundings. Today I have a cat prepositional phrase free printable, which is 40 pages. Julia says she can recite all prepositions in 10 seconds!
Game for the Book Blucy
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.I Use frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., during, beyond, toward).
The game may be printed in color.
Or in black and white. All the game components have printing options.
There are game cards to draw while playing, and a mat on which they may be placed (collected).
Each game card is also illustrated on a letter-sized teaching poster. The posters may also be displayed on a bulletin board, used as signs for children to pantomime the words, or in small reading group.
“A Phenomenal Children’s Classic. Children & Adults will love and cherish this beloved tale. Julia Dweck has always amazed me with her talent at writing children’s books and Blucy is by far my favorite one yet. I laughed and giggled my way through the whole book and had to read it again several times for the pure joy of the story. The illustrations are fabulous and very colorful and I found myself staring at each page as I read and just loved the details in the illustrations. This is a RECOMMENDED MUST read a story that adults and their children will fall in love with. This book will become the best bedtime story that children will want to hear over and over again. ~ Back Words, White Pages”
About the Author: Julia Dweck
Julia Dweck‘s background in elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read and what makes them giggle. She’s collaborated with leading artists in the world of children’s literature to produce over 20 Amazon eBooks. Her titles have garnered placement on Amazon’s bestsellers in children’s color picture books multiple times with two #1 bestsellers: PIE-RITS and Zombie-Kids.
These titles have been chosen by Amazon Editors for the prestigious “Kindle Daily Deal.” Many of Julia’s titles have earned placement on Amazon’s top-ranked lists based on customer review.
In her spare time, Julia is a designer of educational adjuncts for children’s literature and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers. She presented at the 2011 National Center for Family Literacy for her creative use of technology in the classroom. For more information about Julia Dweck and her books, please visit her website.