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Hannah's Collections

by Marthe Jocelyn

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The author, Marthe Jocelyn, portrays the art of collecting in Hannah’s Collections, in a delightful manor. Hannah, like most kids her age, loves to collect things. She has a collection of hair barrettes, popsicle stick, buttons, leaves, rings, “8 keys that didn’t lock things anymore”, “5 clothespins that she kept in a polka-dot bag” and many more. One day Hannah’s teacher asked the students to bring in a collection. Hannah is worried she wouldn’t be able to make up her mind on which one of her collections to bring in to share with her class. How was she going to choose just one collection from the many she had gathered? She loves all her collections. She keeps all of her collections in her bedroom at home. Her biggest one is her buttons. “She had 153 buttons. She counted them every time she found a new one. She sorted them in cupcake tins, sometimes by size, sometimes by shape, sometimes by color.” She also enjoys making patterns with her popsicle sticks. Turning them into triangles, X’s and lines. Marthe Jocelyn exemplifies Hannah’s collections by using real life items in her illustrations. Will Hannah be able to choose a collection? Or will she end up empty handed on Monday at school?
This book is a good introduction for a Science lesson on the three different classification charts: Binary and Hierarchical Classification and the Diachotomous Key. The book gives several different ideas on what students can collect and how to classify. The students can bring in a collection of their own to sort, graph, classify and compare. This is a great book for early primary grades. ( )
  jcjd | Nov 8, 2009 |
Hannah can't decide which collection to take for show & tell at school...she has so many ( )
  janaware | Jul 3, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0887766900, Paperback)

Hannah loves to make collections. Whether it’s new barrettes for her hair or seashells from the shore, she likes to gather things and sort them by size, shape, and color.

But now she is facing a dilemma. The children in her class have been invited to bring their favorite collection to school. How can she possibly pick a favorite?

Once again, Hannah’s boundless imagination wins the day. She finds a way to show off all of her collections in a surprising new way.


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Unable to decide which of her many collections to take to school, Hannah surveys her collections of buttons, shells, feathers, and other wonderful objects and comes up with a unique solution.

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