Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class
Fantasy (fiction), 1,088 words, Level P (Grade 2), Fiction Series, Lexile 550L
Tommy Tomkins and his friends continue their adventures where Tommy's Disastrous Day (Tommy Tales #32) and Sam in the Desert (Tommy Tales #33) left off. When we last read about Tommy and his friends, they had accidentally been separated while being transported. Tommy ended up on the planet Borth, and Sam found herself alone in a desert in Australia. In this story, Andy realizes he is alone in a remote, snowy location. Creatures eventually capture him, and his monkey is nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Tommy escapes with RK-5 and RK-9, and runs into Aplixa, who explains why Tommy was brought to Borth. Illustrations support the text.