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by GĂ©raldine Collet
Estelle Billon Spagnol, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 8 1/4 x 8 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823431991 | 01-15-2015

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: PRESCHOOL | Age: 2 to 5

Themes: Easy Readers, Animals/Fiction, Repetition, Humor
Recommendations: A, PW

CCSS Codes:
RL.K.1-7, 10
W.K.1, 3, 8
SL.K.1, 1a, 1b, 2-6
L.K.2, 2b, 4-6
RF.K.1, 1a, 4

About the Book

In this simple, brightly illustrated tale, some of the littlest words have the biggest meanings!

"Ah!" A rabbit, delighting in the beautiful day, sets out for a walk. But "ah" takes on an entirely different connotation as the rabbit finds himself in a dark tunnel full of mysterious inhabitants. Back in the sunshine, he discovers a little spider has hitched a ride on his shoulder, which he acknowledges with a squeamish "Ahh . . . AHHHH!"


"This will work for one-on-one sharing or in story hour settings; pair with Eric Carle's The Very Busy Spider (1984) or Doreen Cronin's Diary of a Spider (2005)."—Booklist

"An amusing . . . adventure for those who like their humor absurd.—Publishers Weekly

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. Explain why we use an exclamation point following a word. Brainstorm examples (Wow!, Stop!, Oh, no!) Look at the cover of AH! by GĂ©raldine Collet. Predict why the rabbit is saying "Ah!" RL.K-1.7 / L.K-1.2

2. How is the word/phrase "Ah!" used in the story? What did the characters mean when they said "Ah!" throughout the book? Discuss a time when you said "Ah." (Ex. When I got into my bed after a long day, I said, "Ahhhh!") RL.K-1.4 / SL.K-1.4

3. How is the book AH! different from other books you have read? How do you know what is happening in the story? RL.K-1.5, 7

4. As a group, retell the story using words. RL.K-1.2