ERIC Number: ED184790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
A Little Boy Eats Too Much. Indian Culture Series.
Holthaus, Mary L.
Part of the Indian Culture Series of the Montana Council for Indian Education, the book is a simple story of a young Alaskan boy who makes oil lamps and his grandmother who sews with a needle. The little boy goes to hunt by the sea because they are hungry. He catches and eats a tomcod, two seals, and a whale, then returns to the igloo having eaten too much to fit through the door. He finally enters through the eye of his grandmother's needle and sits too close to the oil lamp. He explodes and the igloo is filled with ocean water and the fish he ate. The large print book has many four-color illustrations and a short Alaska vocabulary at the beginning. The text is written with just 75 words, each repeated at least 3 times, and most taken from the Basic Sight Word List. (SB)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, Childrens Literature, Cultural Education, Elementary Education, Eskimos, Folk Culture, High Interest Low Vocabulary Books, Instructional Materials, Large Type Materials, Reading Materials, Sight Vocabulary, Word Lists
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A