Animals in Literature

Descriptions Kindergarten

The following books are included in the Kindergarten AnimalTales package. 

Tails Are Not for Pulling

Elizabeth Verdick

Inviting children to pay attention to cues animals give, Tails Are Not for Pulling demonstrates to children how to love pets kindly. Children will learn the valuable lessons of not teasing animals, and asking before touching someone’s pet.

Reading Activities Include:

  • Demonstrating how to pet animals appropriately
  • Identifying characteristics of different animals
  • Illustrating how to be a good animal friend
  • Learning how to greet a dog


Charlotte Voake

Ginger the cat lives a very good life. One day, his owner brings home a new kitten, which changes things for Ginger. A fun way to introduce the happiness – and struggles of introducing a new pet into the family.

Reading Activities Include:

  • Identifying cats’ natural behaviours
  • Creating a class narrative
  • Creating a play

The Way I Love You

David Bedord & Ann James

The Way I Love You is a story of a child’s love for her dog. Listing all the reasons why she loves her dog, The Way I Love You is a story of the special bong that exists between a child and her beloved dog.

Reading Activities Include:

  • Identifying letters
  • Identifying rhyming words
  • Creating a new book cover

Are You Ready for Me?

Claire Buchwald & Amelia Hansen

Told from the point of view of a dog looking to be adopted, Are You Ready for Me? explains all the responsibilities that come with getting a new pet. The reader will discover that it is ok if you are not ready for that responsibility right now.

Reading Activities Include:

  • Identifying the needs of dogs
  • Discussing a typical day in the life of a pet
  • Placing animals in their correct living environment

Also included in Kindergarten AnimalTales

  • Teacher’s Guide (including curriculum connections)
  • Hands-on activity cards
  • Smartboard activities, activity sheets, and videos (online resources)

AnimalTales Request Form

Note: We will attempt to provide the program as close to this time as possible. You will receive an email confirmation verifying the availability of the program.

NOTE: Teachers can request one package for one time period. Multiple packages can not be sent to one teacher at the same time.

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