The Book Boys Lend a Helping Hand
by Traci Swain
Planning to share Doctor De Soto by William Steig with your class? Play this Scholastic Book Clubs–exclusive Book Boys silent film for your students ahead of time to get them excited to dive in!
Doctor De Soto is a mouse dentist extraordinaire. But when the doctor comes snout-to-snout with a predatory animal in need, he has to decide if lending a helping paw is worth the risk!
The Book Boys put themselves in Doctor De Soto’s (very small) shoes in a fun and silly reenactment of the timeless fable. And, as an added twist, the boys are silent as mice the entire time!
Play their fun and engaging video in your classroom to get your students excited to jump into the classic picture book Doctor De Soto, winner of both the National Book Award and Newbery Honor. Try reenacting books like the Book Boys do in your classroom! By reenacting Doctor De Soto, your students could:
• Practice empathy
• Develop problem-solving skills during tough situations
• Build good helping habits
If your students want to perform a silent reenactment of their own, we’d love to see it! Please film it and share with us on social media using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
These three guys from different departments at Scholastic Book Clubs formed a book group. Each week, they choose a new book to read together. Then they meet, discuss, and create fun and entertaining videos to help kids discover—and relate to—titles offered by Scholastic Book Clubs.
While the Book Boys come from diverse backgrounds and were definitely different growing up, they all have one thing in common: they really want to get kids excited about books and reading.
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