Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Rules by Cynthia Lord

Book Menu for Rules by Cynthia Lord

ISBN of edition I read:  0439443822 (hardcover)

Food mentioned in Rules by Cynthia Lord:
Cookies, 8, 34, 39, 41, 93, 189
Raspberry sherbet, 54, 83
Hot fudge sundae, 55
Carrots, 75, 96, 104
Gum, 107-110, 117
Spaghetti, 127
Cake, 165, 167, 169, 173
  Chocolate cake, 173
Jelly beans, 168, 170
Coffee, 169
Soda, 169, 188
   Grape soda, 190-2
Pizza, 169
Popcorn, 188
Brownies, 188

Books/authors mentioned in Rules by Cynthia Lord:
Harry Potter / J. K. Rowling, 16, 113
Frog and Toad Are Friends /Arnold Lobel, 38
Fables, 198

Movies mentioned in Rules by Cynthia Lord:
Thomas the Tank Engine, 77, 88
Frog and Toad Together, 83, 184

Music mentioned in Rules by Cynthia Lord:
Avril Lavigne, 102-3, 159

Door prize/gift basket ideas for Rules by Cynthia Lord:
Colored pencils
Drawing supplies, sketchbook, pencils, markers, paintbrushes

Discussable quotes in Rules by Cynthia Lord:
"Sometimes people laugh when they like you. But sometimes they laugh to hurt you", 30

"Why is it the minute kids have free time, parents want to fill it up.", 32

"At home I line Jason's blank cards on my desk, ready to draw. But choosing words is harder than I thought.", 50  (What words would you choose?  What is the best word she gives to Jason?)

Discussion questions for Rules by Cynthia Lord:
Did you find any humor in this story?  Which part/scene?
Which is your favorite "rule"?  Which "rules" do you disagree with?

Libraries mentioned in Rules by Cynthia Lord:
pages 51 "On my door is a long mirror surrounded with colored sticky-note reminders: my library books are due..."

page 73  "Once I left a library book too close to their cage and they ate off half the cover. That was hard to explain to the librarian, let me tell you."

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