The Lizard and the Sun
A long, long time ago in ancient Mexico, the sun disappeared. Everything was dark, and the people were afraid. The animals decided to search for the sun through the fields and forests, rivers and lakes. But the sun was nowhere to be found. At last the animals stopped looking - all except the lizard. This is the story of a brave little lizard who would not give up until she had brought back light and warmth to everyone.
After your child receives and reads this book, Discuss one or more of the following questions to help him/her make connections and build comprehension.
- Every family has stories about how something started, or how something was fixed. Ask a parent or grandparent about one of your family's stories. Write it down. Draw and color the pictures.
- The lizard did not give up looking for the sun. What other character in another story doesn't give up? Compare them to the lizard. Use a Venn diagram, and list five ways they are alike. Then list five ways they are different.
- Folk tales were used to explain things that people didn't understand. What other folk tales do you know? What kinds of things did these folk tales explain? Talk about it with a parent.
- Write your own folk tale. Draw and color pictures. Then share it with a parent and friends.
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