R.W. Alley’s Picture Book Series: Easter Egg Roly-Poly Activity

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Easter Eggs into Roly-Polys

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In the R.W. Alley picture book series from Clarion Books, young Gretchen’s roly-poly toys always have a part to play in the action and in Gretchen’s vivid imagination.  In her hands, the sweet egg-shaped toys can become stars in the sky, fish in the sea, or even penguins on the ice.

Curious City has taken an excess of plastic Easter eggs and turned them into the charming roly-polys.  You can do this activity in conjunction with a read aloud from any of the four books in the series.  Curious City even had a silly afternoon making a stop motion movie of the roly-polys on the move!



Roly-Poly Character Activity (PDF)


This four book picture series celebrates the power of imagination in the real world.  Each book stars a different sibling and season.

By R. W. Alley
Published by Clarion Books

Gretchen Over the Beach
ISBN-13: 9780547907086

“A fun read aloud for exploring imaginary adventures.”  —Children’s Literature

Clark in the Deep Sea
ISBN-13: 9780547906928

“Alley gives readers a story of creating alternate imaginative worlds to escape boredom and enjoy independent adventure.”  —Kirkus Reviews

Mitchell on the Moon
ISBN-13: 9780547907031

“A rollicking Halloween adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews

Annabelle at the South Pole
ISBN-13: 9780547907048

“Alley reminds children and adults about the power of imagination.”  —Children’s Literature

One Comment

  1. omg. seriously, stop it. you’re killing me. this is too adorable. 😀

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