Rumorang, a humorous story about an out of control rumor, will have readers laughing and learning as they relate to familiar school scenes.
The trouble begins when Sam confidentially tells Roger he likes the funny things Petunia says and wants to have lunch with her. Roger, excited to have a secret quickly shares it with some friends. Those friends tell more friends and those friends even tell more friends until there are many rumors flying around the playground. When the rumors finally reach Petunia, they are nothing like the original. The story gets even wackier when Petunia’s angry words get twisted through the playground in the opposite direction.
Rumorang is Ideal for k-3rd grade students who are being read to and/or are just beginning to read. Lively characters and vibrant illustrations will captivate young children as they see how rumors are spread through a community and understand how their own words are impactful. Older children and adults will enjoy Rumorang for its overall theme, story layers and wordplay. Secondary themes of being a friend, having individuality and achieving positive resolution are demonstrated.
Told in a humorous yet subtle way, Rumorang delivers a timely message with a whole lot of fun.
Author, Janice Brown, is available for classroom visits. Please contact her to learn more.