|Unit 3: William Steig
|Annotated Bibliography of Reading Texts Used
After being saved from drowning by a whale, a mouse gets a chance to
repay the favor years later.
Dominic the dog finds many exciting adventures and great danger
fighting the Doomsday Gang after he decides to see the world.
When Gawain the goose is deserted by his friends after being unjustly
convicted of stealing from his beloved king, the real thief is tortured by his
Stranded on a deserted island, a lovable young mouse discovers inner
resources he did not know he possessed.
Pearl, a pig, is saved from a band of highwaymen by a small bone, who
can talk in any language and imitate any sound.
When Caleb finds himself transformed into a dog and is unable to tell his
wife his true identity, he decides to become her companion.
Steig, W. (1980). Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. New York: Simon and
AR Level: 4.0
In a moment of fright, Sylvester the donkey asks his magic pebble
to turn him into a rock but then cannot hold the pebble to wish
himself back to normal again.
Steig, W. (1982). Doctor De Soto. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Girroux.
Dr. De Soto, a dentist mouse, and his wife, who is also his assistant,
were not in the habit of treating animals that could be threatening to mice;
so when a fox with a very painful toothache showed up at their office, they
had quite a decision to make.
Plucky Irene, a dressmaker's daughter, braves a fierce snowstorm to
deliver a new gown to the duchess in time for the ball.
AR Level: 4.9
Clutching the bottle of magic fluid he has made, a young frog falls asleep
and wakes to find himself floating in the sky.
AR Level: 3.6
Spinky is convinced that he is unloved by his family and goes into a
This is the story of an ogre out in the world on his own.
AR Level: 3.8
Yorick doesn't really care for his little brother until he works with his
brother and learns what being a brother is all about.
Toby is making mischief as a boy of many disguises when he turns
himself into a doormat, a flyswatter, and a plate of spaghetti.
Lively Potch pursues the girl of his dreams, the darling Polly
When Toby and his parents go on a picnic, there's no telling who he'll
pretend to be.
|Lessons and Other Resources
by: Amy Fine