Read Aloud Tips
Introduce the book by having the students describe a time they felt trapped and misunderstood.
Preface the book by reading the summary. Have students predict some struggles they think Timothy may encounter.
Use this book to discuss personality responsibility, independence, and maturation. Lead an activity where students describe these terms in their own words, preferably with examples.
“Easy to read and strong on sibling devotion, with frustratingly mixed messages about personal responsibility.” – Kirkus Reviews