In fact, today I'm in Puerto Rico visiting a bilingual school.
I was sparked by interpreting words and bringing them to life.
Luna heads out into the world to share hers.
My favorite two pages say this about Luna's quest:
"Wherever there were people who were sad and lonely, she wove threads of warm words,
words of friendship and compassion."
After all, what good is having something that you can't give away?
I predict you'll be tickled to find out what happens when her suitcase empties and all of Luna's words are gone.
Use this story to encourage your students to start hoarding words. What kinds of words will they look for? How will they collect them? What will they put them in? How many words will they need before they have a book? Will they be able to collect them all? If not, how many words will be enough? What types of words might they NOT want in their collection? And what will they do with their words once they've collected them? Check out this book; the extension possibilities with this poignant treasure are infinitesimal.