Messages in the Mailbox
How to Write a Letter
Children can write an amazing variety of letters, including thank-you notes, get-well letters, invitations, and business letters. Numerous examples are shown, as written by Mrs. Gator and her lively class of human and animal students.
Art: Colored pencils and collage.

*“Classroom writing centers should make this title available, and school and public libraries will want circulating copies. A superb book that shouldn’t be missed.” School Library Journal (starred review)

Grades 1 to 5. Full color art. 32 p. Holiday House, 1991. 0-8234- 0889- 2.

Ms. Gator's Letter
WRITING IDEA: Make a giant letter for a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, or new baby. Write a first draft on regular-sized paper, then enlarge it onto poster board.
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