Federica

Federica

Written by: Ritchie, Scot
Illustrated by: Ritchie, Scot
ages 4 to 7 / grades K to 2

When Federica invites the animals from the park back to her house, chaos ensues!

Federica’s busy family can’t keep their house clean! To get away from the buzzy, buggy mess, she escapes to the peaceful park where she can spend time with her animal friends…which gives her an idea.

She brings home sheep and goats, spiders and dragonflies, a toad, an owl, and some raccoons. Then she takes her family to the park for a picnic, and while they’re gone, the animals chomp the overgrown grass in the backyard, eat the garbage and catch the pesky bugs overrunning the house. After a peaceful afternoon at the park, Federica’s family comes home to a clean house — and raccoons doing the dishes!

Scot Ritchie’s warm art and original story bring a fresh perspective to the busy-family challenge of keeping the house clean, while featuring a clever and resourceful young girl who knows that, sometimes, letting nature back into our lives is the best answer.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.3
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.7
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.3
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events

When Federica invites the animals from the park back to her house, chaos ensues!

Federica’s busy family can’t keep their house clean! To get away from the buzzy, buggy mess, she escapes to the peaceful park where she can spend time with her animal friends…which gives her an idea.

She brings home sheep and goats, spiders and dragonflies, a toad, an owl, and some raccoons. Then she takes her family to the park for a picnic, and while they’re gone, the animals chomp the overgrown grass in the backyard, eat the garbage and catch the pesky bugs overrunning the house. After a peaceful afternoon at the park, Federica’s family comes home to a clean house — and raccoons doing the dishes!

Scot Ritchie’s warm art and original story bring a fresh perspective to the busy-family challenge of keeping the house clean, while featuring a clever and resourceful young girl who knows that, sometimes, letting nature back into our lives is the best answer.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.3
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.7
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.3
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd - Aug 1, 2017
Specifications 32 pages | 7.75 in x 9.25 in

About P’ésk’a and the First Salmon Ceremony

"The combination of lively pictures and informative text makes this a winner for primary collections in school and public libraries. Recommended." CM Magazine

"Ritchie successfully and engagingly balances storytelling with accurate history in this depiction of indigenous life in Canada 1,000 years ago." Booklist

About Look Where We Live

“An excellent addition for the community shelf, this minimizes didacticism while encompassing many aspects of the topic that are missing from other entries.” Kirkus Reviews

Audience ages 4 to 7 / grades K to 2
Reading Levels Lexile AD520L
Common Core CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.3
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.3
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.7