Queenie's Secret - AlphaTales Author:Judy Blankenship (Illustrator), Ruth Lerner Perle In this story, the AlphaPets are curious about Queenie, the Quiet Quail. They are convinced that she must have a special secret because she's always so quiet and seems so contended. One day, in order to find out her secret, the AlphaPets follow her wherever she goes. In doing so, they inadvertently find out about the many satisfactions that ... more »quiet activities and contemplation can bring.
In addition to enjoying this story with your child, you can use it to teach a gentle lesson about the pleasure of quiet times and solitary play. Help your child understand that while noisy games with friends and loud music may be fun, working and playing alone alos has its rewards.
You can also use this story to introduce the letter Q. As you read about Queenie the Quiet Quail, ask your child to listen for all the Q words and point to the objects that begin with Q. Explain that Q is usually followed by u in the English language. When you've finished reading the story, your child will enjoy doing the activity at the end of the book.« less