Iaru’s Lullaby is a beautifully written and illustrated book. The children follow Iaru as he tells the story of a volcanic eruption near his home. The reader is transported to him as he describes the sights, smells and other sensations that are affecting him while he lays in bed waiting for his bedtime lullaby. On this dramatic night Iaru is laying in bed listening to the rumbling of the erupting volcano and this eventually becomes his lullaby and he drifts off to sleep.
Themes covered in this book are: Relationships, Environment
Reading Level:21-22 (Gold)
Guided Reading Level22
Theme/TopicEnvironment | Relationships
Strategy/SkillsMaking connections | Phonemic awareness | Phonics