Best friends Horace, Morris, and Dolores do everything together. How do the families help to define each character? He was a consulting producer for the of the books. Wyman regarding her feelings toward Addie? Is name-calling a natural part of who we are or is it learned? Do you think that Ms. After reading this story with my children, they wanted to go exploring, build clubhouses, and pretend to be Horace and Morris but mostly Dolores. Did you know that in the past, people were jailed or even killed for calling people names? How would you promote the party? Three mice named Horace, Morris, and Dolores are the best of friends and just happen to do everything together. Do you think they realize that they are name-callers? Shortly after was published Deborah fell victim to cancer and died, inspiring the creation of The Hospital Book.
James Howe is known for creating wonderful characters; his latest book, Horace and Morris But Mostly Dolores is no exception. Can name-calling ever be a positive thing? The book would go on to win more than ten Children's Choice awards, including the and the Nene Award, and eventually evolve into a series. How does each relationship demonstrate how people who seem outwardly very different can actually be very much alike? Do you like this style of writing? But can she prove to Moustro Provolone that there's a place for every kind of voice in the chorus? She suggests that the Puffs go exploring or build a Roque-fort. It features a unique story and it is illustrated by Alan Daniel and Lea Daniel. Archived from — on December 11, 2007. Of the latter his favorite is The Gory Gazette which he made for a self-founded club, Vampire Legion.
Do you find her frustrating, or refreshingly honest? Discuss how this is so. What party would you join? There are no takers, except guess who? Do you think that Ms. The Misfits, published in 2001, inspired the antibullying initiative No Name-Calling Week, as well as three sequels, Totally Joe, Addie on the Inside, and Also Known as Elvis. Do they reveal anything surprising? Visit him online at JamesHowe. The author has written six highly popular sequels, along with the spinoff series Tales from the House of Bunnicula and Bunnicula and Friends.
Dolores decides she misses her old friends Horace and Morris, and quits the Cheese Puffs. Does being gay or not affect your opinion?. In 2007, James Howe was the recipient of for his book Houndsley and Catina, illustrated by , and published by. Howe and his second wife divorced after Howe came out as. Is it better for fiction to reflect the way things are or point the way to how things could be? Horace and Morris and another boy mouse named Borris.
How would the novel be different with another narrator? She finds out right away that seminars on how to snag a fella using Mozzarella and making gifts out of Muenster cheese are not for her. Audiobook versions of many titles in this series were released featuring narrator. What do you think of her position? Or will Horace and Morris but mostly Dolores find a way to save the day -- and their friendship? Dolores is downhearted, and decides to join The Cheese Puffs an all-girls club. An upbeat and reassuring novel that encourages preteens and teens to celebrate their individuality. However, they are guilty of calling people names themselves. What surprised you about the ending of the story? Howe would continue to write plays during his theater studies at , and eventually move to New York City to pursue a career as an actor and model while directing plays and working as a literary agent.
Why do you think the author chose to withhold this information about Bobby until halfway through the story? He has also written for older readers. In 1981, Howe began writing full-time. The other girls just boo! So Dolores does what she does best and takes matters into her own hands. Did you have any preconceived notions about that time in their lives, only to find out that they were actually very different? If not, what gets in the way of making this possible? Dolores and Chloris stop by the clubhouse of the Mega-Mice and ask if anyone wants to go exploring. When has name-calling been used to oppress people? How is Bobby wise beyond his years? Archived from on December 29, 2011. What are their strengths and how do these strengths help them? Will their friendship ever be the same? Research historical situations where this was an outcome of name-calling.
In 1997, he published his first young adult novel, The Watcher. After years of insults, the Gang of Five is determined to stop name-calling at their school. Addie is tall, brainy, and outspoken. They are the forever friends. Part of the story is written in prose and part of it is in a play format. Can you think of other examples where something has been lost, but something much bigger has been won? Why and when were these political parties launched, and what do they stand for? Can you try to predict how your circle of friends at school will end up one day? Cite examples throughout the book where they fall into this trap.
These losses have shaped their personalities and have affected each of them differently. That is, until Horace and Morris decide to join the Mega-Mice Club, which just happens to be a no-girls-allowed club. Could you see another character narrating the novel instead? The five friends go exploring and form their own club where everyone is allowed. Provide current examples involving celebrities, members of the media, politicians, or local figures by reading the newspaper or scanning the Internet for several days or a week. On September 17, 2011, Howe married Mark Davis, a partner in the New York law firm Engel and Davis, at a home in.
Another Puff member named Chloris decides she will quit also. They do everything together -- from sailing the seven sewers to climbing Mount Ever-Rust. Wyman was once a little like Addie when she was younger? Can you sympathize with Ms. After the death of his first wife, Howe remarried and fathered a daughter, Zoey. Tim Hamilton is a first and second grade teacher in Hermitage, Tennessee. James Howe is the author of more than ninety books for young readers. Horace, Morris, and Dolores have been best friends forever.
With his wife, he created Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery, about a pet rabbit suspected of being a vampire. How is this eye-opening and ultimately inspiring for Bobby? Did it help you to learn more about the characters as you were reading? In addition to the Bunnicula series, Howe has written picture books, children's novels, nonfiction, adaptations of classic stories, and screenplays for movies and television. Their adventures, like sailing the seven sewers and climbing Mount Ever-Rust, know no boundaries. Among his other books are picture books such as Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores and beginning reader series that include the Pinky and Rex and Houndsley and Catina books. It may be reproduced in its entirety or excerpted for these purposes. Do you agree or disagree with the position of the principal, Mr.