Friday, May 7, 2010
Coppernickel: The Invention
K: Who is this book about?
Z: A bird in a red hoodie named Coppernickel and Tungsten -- he's a dog.
K: What is this book about?
K: What are they trying to invent?
Z: A stick so that his hand doesn't get bitten and two sticks so that crocodiles don't bite Coppernickel's legs. (Note from K: This is a description of the sketches on the end papers.) He invents a stick that he balances on. (Note from K: Also known as a bridge.) He invents a roof so that his head doesn't get wet.
K: What are they trying to invent in the book?
Z: They're inventing "a machine for picking high-hanging elderberries". (Note from K: He just read that part from the book. Cheater.)
K: Does the invention work?
Z: Um, yeah ...
Z: The machine doesn't grab berries. It grabs Coppernickel.
K: Who saves Coppernickel?
Z: Tungsten does!
K: How do they get the elderberries down from the tree?
Z: With a stick that gets them down.
K: Did you like this book?
Z: Um, yeah. Yeah, I guess so. Yeah.
K: Do you like it a lot or a little?
Z: A lot.
He's had this book out for a few days now and seems to find something new every time he looks in it. I think it might end up being one of our go-to gift books for kindergarten age kids!
Inventing the useless interview,
K and Z
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