Author Study – Margaret Wild

This week in Reader’s Workshop, we are investigating picture books written by Margaret Wild.

Margaret Wild has published more than 70 children’s books! Her books vary in themes and are suitable for a wide range of ages. Margaret has won numerous awards for her books.

In our author study, students set up a google sheet on their iPads and recorded their observations about each picture book they read. Their observations included:

  • A summary of the story outline
  • Character descriptions
  • Interesting vocabulary
  • The message or moral
  • A rating out of five
  • Specific reading strategies that could be a focus for the book

We love Margaret Wild books!


Do you have a favourite Margaret Wild book?

Which Margaret Wild books would you recommend for others to read? Why?

What interesting vocabulary did you notice in Margaret Wild’s books?

5 thoughts on “Author Study – Margaret Wild

  1. Dear Miss Jordan and 3/4C,
    My favourite Margret Wild book so far is called ‘The very best of friends’
    I definitely recommend reading it. It is a sad book but happy in the end and a good message comes from it: do not be selfish, after rain there can always be a rainbow and be the that one to makes all of those lovely colours in the sky!

    Margret Wild uses many different adjectives, nouns, and verbs in her books including:

    Crouched, fierce ,scuttled, huddle ,wise ,shrugged, granted, desire, depths, peered, bound, prancing,Whirled, swirled, scampering , whooshed,billowy, snuggled, Sooky, caterwauling, Ploughed, yowled, Prowled,Fetched, Snoozed

    From your class mate,

    • Hi Alice,

      What a lot of Margaret Wild books you have collected!

      I’m not sure if I’ve read ‘The Very Best of Friends’ but it sounds like a great read. I will have to look out for it.

      My four year old daughter loves books. We have lots at home, including some Margaret Wild ones, like:
      Leo the Littlest Seahorse
      Miss Lily’s Fabulous Pink Feather Boa
      Itsy Bitsy Baby
      Big Cat Dreaming
      Big Red Hen
      Going Home

      And maybe even more!

      What interesting words you have listed. One of the reasons I like books by Margaret Wild is that I can teach my daughter new vocabulary.

      I hope you’ve had a good first week back at school?

      See you soon,
      Mrs Morris

      • Hey Mrs Morris!

        That’s very lucky to have a daughter who loves books! I love books too.
        I think authors study is a great opportunity because you learn about new and interesting vocabulary and new creative authors like Margaret Wild!

        From Alice

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