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“One of Palatini’s signature devices is literary allusion; her characters ... engage in near-constant banter referencing other works. Her juxtaposition of folklore with popular culture hooks readers with the recognizable while inventing savvy, often surprising stories, a technique especially effective in her works featuring fairy tale characters.”
THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S BOOKS



Who Wrote That? Featuring Margie Palatini ...from Patricia Newman, Books & Articles for Children, Writers, & Parents
How did you get that idea? What made you think of that? Who's your inspiration?...Margie Palatini
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Goldi & the 3 Hares....new Jan., 2011
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Hogg, Hogg, & Hog...new March, 2011
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FREE Fairy Tale Guide PDF for Margie Palatini's books that have fairy tale, nursery rhymes or fable themes including Bad Boys, Bad Boys Get Cookie, Lousy Rotten Stinkin’ Grapes, Earthquack!, Three Silly Billies, Gone With The Wand and The Web Files.
Venn Diagrams and comparative worksheets are included.
....download free fairy tale guide from Margie Palatini here...





SOME OF MARGIE PALATINI'S BOOKS... click here for more
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Bad Boys ... with Willy & Wally
click here for a READERS THEATER SCRIPT from Margie Palatini
click here for a VOCABULARY PDF from Margie Palatini
click here to WRITE A POST CARD ...Margie Palatini
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Bad Boys Get Cookie ... with Willy & Wally.............. Gingerbread Man
Those two bad boys -- Willy and Wally -- are still bad.
Bad. Bad. Really, really bad.
And now they have two big bad sweet tooths.
When the baker's cookie runs off, these newly cloaked private eyes, "Willis and Wallace," see their chance to Get Cookie!
But this is one smart cookie, and the pair may require a plan B. Can this terrible and terribly hungry duo satisfy their
hankering before their new disguises land them in ill-fated trouble?
Margie Palatini and Henry Cole reunite for a rollicking fairy-tale follow-up to their hilarious bad boys.
Click here for a "Story Map" ... from Margie Palatini
click here to WRITE A POST CARD ... Margie Palatini
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Bad Boys Get Henpecked ... with Willy & Wally
click here to WRITE A POST CARD ... Margie Palatini
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Goldi and the Three Hares ...
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Goldi runs away from the three bears and falls down a rabbit hole.
Click here for a cause-and-effect activity from Swimming Into Second (blog post of Jan. 21, 2012)
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Piggie Pie ... with Gritch, the witch........................... Three Little Pigs
click here for a READERS THEATER SCRIPT from Margie Palatini
Click here for a "**Book Study Guide**" ... from Margie Palatini
Click here for an ART pdf--make a piggie mask ... from Margie Palatini
Click here for a "Story Map" ... from Margie Palatini
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Broom Zoom --The Sequel to "Piggie Pie"... with Gritch, the Witch
"The text fairly sings with alliteration, rhyming words, onomatopoeia, puns, allusions, and plenty of bold-text bellowing. It begs to be read aloud..." (School LIbrary Journal)
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Broom Mates--... with Gritch, the witch
click here to WRITE A POST CARD ... Margie Palatini
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Moosetache
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the printing of Moosetache....click here to see how a book gets printed
  • download a free "Printing of Moosetache" PDF
  • download a free "Printing of Moosetache" powerpoint

Click here for a "**Book Study Guide**" ... from Margie Palatini
Click here to WRITE A POST CARD ... Margie Palatini
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Mooseltoe

Click here for a "Book Study Guide" ... from Margie Palatini
Click here to WRITE A POST CARD ... Margie Palatini
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Moosekitos--A Moose Family Reunion

Click here for a "**Book Study Guide**" ... from Margie Palatini
Click here to WRITE A POST CARD ... Margie Palatini
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The Three Silly Billies ..................................... Three Billy Goats Gruff
Those three silly billies, Billy Bob, Billy Bo, and Just Plain Billy, don't have enough money to cross the Troll's toll bridge. So....they form a 'carpool' with The Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack of Beanstalk fame.
Click here for a READERS THEATER SCRIPT from Margie Palatini
Click here for a "**Book Study Guide**" ... from Margie Palatini
Click here for a VOCABULARY PDF ... from Margie Palatini
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Earthquake!................................................................ (Henny Penny)
In this inspired take on Henny Penny, Chucky Ducky, Lucy Goosey, and Vickie, Nickie, and Rickie Chickie spread the alarm that the earth is quaking. Filled with clever wordplay, Margie Palatini's rollicking romp is given added dimension through Barry Moser's dynamic and playful illustrations.
Click here for a READERS THEATER SCRIPT from Margie Palatini
Click here for a "**Book Study Guide**" ... from Margie Palatini
Click here for a MUSIC pdf ... from Margie Palatini
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The Cheese
In this hilarious riff on the favorite nursery rhyme "The Farmer in the Dell," readers will discover what really happened to that hunk of cheddar.
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Click here for a READERS THEATER SCRIPT from Margie Palatini
Click here for a VOCABULARY PDF ... from Margie Palatini
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Lousy Rotten Stinkin' Grapes
The grapes are here. The fox is there...but he has a plan! Here's an ingenious - and hilarious - twist to the well-loved Aesop's fable "The Fox and the Grapes."
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Click here for a READERS THEATER SCRIPT from Margie Palatini
Click here for a "**Book Study Guide**" ... from Margie Palatini
Click here for a MUSIC pdf ... from Margie Palatini
Click here for a "Character Trait Map" ... from Margie Palatini
Click here for a "Story Map" ... from Margie Palatini
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Gone with the Wand
Palatini puts a delightful, droll spin on familiar fairy-tale characters in this entertaining tale of friendship, magic, and overcoming challenges...bubbly first-person narrative incorporates puns, alliteration, and witty commentary...and the bolded text and punctuation will help guide lively read-alouds. The intricate, colorful illustrations invite scrutiny with abundant comical details. An enjoyable, supportive story that explores the notion that there is a rewarding place and purpose for everyone--fairies included. (Booklist)
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Click here for a READERS THEATER SCRIPT from Margie Palatini
Click here for a VOCABULARY PDF from Margie Palatini
Click here for a "Character Trait Map" ... from Margie Palatini
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Moo Who?
Click here for a READERS THEATER SCRIPT from Margie Palatini
Click here for a "**Book Study Guide**" ... from Margie Palatini
Click here for a VOCABULARY PDF ... from Margie Palatini
Click here for a MOO WHO? Hilda art project ... from Margie Palatini
Click here for a MUSIC pdf ... from Margie Palatini
Click here for a "Story Map" ... from Margie Palatini
Click here to WRITE A POST CARD ... Margie Palatini
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Boo-Hoo Moo
Click here for a "Character Trait Map" ... from Margie Palatini
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No Biting, Louise
Click here for a READERS THEATER SCRIPT from Margie Palatini
Click here for a Louise, sock puppet, ART pdf ... from Margie Palatini
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The Web Files
Click here for a READERS THEATER SCRIPT from Margie Palatini
Click here for a "**Book Study Guide**" ... from Margie Palatini
Click here for a VOCABULARY PDF ... from Margie Palatini
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Bedhead
Click here for a "Book Study Guide" from Margie Palatini
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Gorgonzola
Click here for a "**Book Study Guide**" ... from Margie Palatini
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Oink?
Click here for a "**Book Study Guide**" ... from Margie Palatini
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The Perfect Pet
Click here for a "**Book Study Guide**" ... from Margie Palatini
Click here for a "Character Trait Map" ... from Margie Palatini
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Stinky Smelly Feet
Click here for a "**Book Study Guide**" ... from Margie Palatini
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Sweet Tooth

Click here for a "**Book Study Guide**" ... from Margie Palatini
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Zack's Lunch
Click here for a "**Book Study Guide**" ... from Margie Palatini
Click here for a VOCABULARY PDF ... from Margie Palatini
Click here for a 'Zack's Lunch ART' pdf ... from Margie Palatini
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