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Some suggested discussion points and prompts for conversations with children, based upon the topics covered in the book.

Reading & Discussion Guide

  1. Little Isabella dreamed of flying to Strawberry Moon but she was afraid to try. Have you ever wanted to do something but were afraid to try it?

  2. Can you think of a time when a family member or good friend helped you try something new? How did you feel?

  3. Little Isabella’s friends wanted her to join them on their flight. Why do you think Little Isabella decided not to go? Would you have gone with them?

  4. The Tallest of Oak Trees let Little Isabella rest on his branch. What do you do when you are tired and need a rest?

  5. When the bat flew near Little Isabella, she used a secret weapon to make him go away. Do you remember what her secret weapon was? Do you have any secret weapons that you use?

  6. How did Strawberry Moon help Little Isabella on her journey? What was your favorite thing about Strawberry Moon?

  7. Little Isabella worked very hard to be brave by pushing away scary thoughts and concentrating on flying. What do you do when you need to be brave?

  8. Little Isabella wanted to fly to Strawberry Moon but she ended up helping Orion protect the stars. Did you ever have a time when you thought something would go one way but then it ended up going another way? How did you feel about it?

  9. Little Isabella had special talents to help protect the stars. These included her secret weapon, flying to the light, and being very brave. What special talents do you have that you use everyday?

  10. Would you like to see Little Isabella have more adventures with her friends? What would you like to see happen?

 Join Little Isabella as she makes a surprising discovery in her dream to fly to Strawberry Moon…


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