Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (Picture Puffins) by Mem Fox--this delightful story only gets better the older you get--worth buying a copy to read to your kids, their kids, your parents, and their parents.
Mem Fox Author Study activities: “Find Someone Who Has Read” game and compare contrast writing activity about Mem Fox’s books! Fun opening or closing activity for an author study-- aligned to Common Core! TONS of other author studies in this store!
Hush from Possum Magic. Finding a way to display writing samples the students made their ringtail possums do the work. Hanging by their movable tails (attached with a split pin) the possums hold the writing for everyone to see.