Vinnie Takes a Bow - AlphaPets Author:Richard Max Kolding (Illustrator), Ruth Lerner Perle In this story, Vinnie the Vocal Vulture is so busy talking that he hardly ever listens. A series of mishaps that almost prevents him from playing in the AlphaPet orchestra finally makes Vinnie realize the importance of paying attention to what others have to say. — In addition to enjoying this story with your child you can use it to teach a gentl... more »e lesson about the importance of listening and the consequences of talking too much. You may want to discuss the role of cooperation and communication in any kind of group effort, such as participating in a team sport or playing in an orchestra.
You can also use this story to introduce the letter V. As you read about Vinnie the Vocal Vulture, ask your child to listen for all the V words and point to the objects that begin with V. When you've finished reading the story, your child will enjoy doing the activity at the end of the book.« less