The Happy Hocky Family!
Author/Illustrator: Lane Smith
Publication Year: 1993
Brief Summary: A collection of short, funny stories about the Hocky family and sometimes their visitors.
Awards, Honors and Prizes: Parents” Choice Award, 1997′ ‘ Gold’ ‘ Paperback’ ‘ United States’ ” ‘
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:
- Discuss families and family members. What is your immediate family? Distant relatives/extended family?
- In this story, does the Hocky family like their neighbors? Why or why not? How can you tell?
- Why did the kids try to get their grandma to open the window wide, really wide? How can you tell?
- After the family visits the zoo, what happened to their dog?
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library