Every year, I need this book. Well… mostly my students need this book.
“She touched me!”
“He’s in my spot!”
“She was LOOKING at me!”
For this I went to college?! No!!
I went so that I could teach. But it turns out that a substantial part of teaching is teaching everyone to get along.
Fortunately, Helen Ketteman’s tall tale addresses two big parts of the issue: tattling and gossip. In the end Armadillo learns a painful lesson for his meddling ways. But he becomes a freer and better person: and I can wish that upon all of the little armadillo tattletales in my classroom.