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All For a Dime!
A Bear and Mole Story
by Will Hillenbrand
Will Hillenbrand, Illustrator

Paperback | 32 pages | 10 7/8 x 91/2 | US$ 7.99
ISBN: 9780823436842 | 07-30-2016

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: PRESCHOOL | Age: 3 to 6

Themes: Preschool, Animals/Fiction, Friendship
Recommendations: K, PW

CCSS Codes:
W.1.1, 3, 5, 8
SL.1.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2-6
RF.1.1, 2, 3, 3a, 3f, 4, 4a, 4b
L.1.1, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1g, 1j, 2, 2a, 2b, 2d, 4, 4a, 4c, 5, 5b, 5c, 5d, 6
RL.1.1-7, 9

About the Book

Will Hillenbrand's endearing characters are back with a new adventure that introduces a delightful new friend.

It's Market Day! Bear has picked delicious blueberries. Mole has dug up yummy worms. Their friend Skunk made a new kind of perfume she knows will be a gigantic hit. The trio can't wait to make big piles of dimes. But there are surprises both good and bad in store for the three friends as the farmers market gets underway.


Read an exclusive Q&A with author, Will Hillenbrand!

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. How does author Will Hillenbrand use words and phrases to describe the characters, setting and events from the story? Create a sign for something you would like to sell at the market. RL.1-2.3 / SL.1-2.5

2. Compare and contrast Mole and Skunk's day at the market with Bear's day. RL.1-2.3

3. Write a letter to Mole and Skunk explaining why they only had a dime at the end of the story. W.1-2.8

4. What can you learn from ALL FOR A DIME!? What does this story teach you about friendship? RL.1-2.2

Activity Sheets

Create a sign for something special you would like to sell.