Something from Nothing

Something from Nothing

by Phoebe Gilman


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ISBN-13: 9780590745574
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/1998
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.77(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.12(d)

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Something From Nothing 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
MarthaL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Such a story! And the pictures, fabulous! A great read-a-loud for preschoolers through early elementary. So many wonderful themes a creative teacher could really have fun with this book. Also a great story story to share at home with little ones as it will impart a real sense of family.
ashleylegan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this story! It was always one of my favorite when I was little. It is about a little boy and his relationship with his grandfather. The story mainly focuses on the tendency for the little boy to run to his grandfather when he is in some sort of trouble, especially if there was something that needed fixing. He fixed his toys, his blanket, everything! Then, one day the boy loses his button, and they said that even the grandfather couldn¿t fix something from nothing. The boy was very sad¿but he went to school and wrote a story, saying that even though he couldn¿t fix his shirt, he got a good story out of it¿so something always can come from nothing! I would have my students write a story about a time when they felt disappointed about something and felt like nothing could be done about it, but in the end, something good did come out of it.
corydickason on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of two books I've read retelling this same story, and it is by far the inferior. Not bad, but doesn't draw the reader in.
Naisy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story was adapted from a Jewish folktale and is a loving, warm tale of family. My kids love this story and also the beautiful oil paintings. Canadian author Phoebe Gilman writes and illustrates a lovely children's story.
kidlit9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Love everything about this book - the story, the illustrations, the subplot of the mice running under the main story. A great book for everyone!
katiekaufmann on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Excellent source for shared reading. Good to introduce writing largely from something small.Before: What can I make something from nothing? Maybe notice the pictures before also.During: Prediction, lots of Scaffolding, repetitionAfter: What things could you make from a TV box (Conservation task).Write a story from the mouse perspective Breaks capitalization rules.
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Soonermomof7 More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing, heart-warming tale for the ages. It touches on familial love, making memories, using your talents, hope, and respect. The tale within a tale involving the mice is absolutely adorable. I have recommended this book more times than I can remember. It would be a wonderful addition to your family library or a well-loved gift.