Danny’s friend, Abby, wears a pink bandana with her embroidered name. My Very Own Abby, at 93/4″, tall is a great addition to your classroom and family.
Welcome the stuffed versions of Danny and his friends into the classroom and put them to work as reading and writing tools. Studies have demonstrated that stuffed animals can make great “book hooks.” The favorite stuffed character can also be a patient audience for a student practicing fluency by reading aloud. For younger students, stuffed animals can offer social and emotional support, as well as celebrate character traits.
My students got a great deal of enjoyment out of reading about Danny, writing stories about him, and drawing pictures of Danny and all of his friends. Their enthusiasm for the stories has inspired me to dedicate a portion of my classroom as “Danny’s Reading Corner,” which will feature every Danny book I can get my hands on and stuffed versions of Danny and his friends for students to read to.