RODENT RASCALS by author/illustrator ROXIE MUNRO (STEM-aligned)

by  Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

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In a lively highly illustrated program, Roxie Munro talks about and shows the art for the fascinating creatures in her new award-winning
book, RODENT RASCALS: From Tiny to Tremendous - 21 Clever Creatures at
their Actual Size. She also  discusses the process of creating the book:
research, storyboards, roughs and sketches, finished art, text, and
interactions with editors and art directors.

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About This Program


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45 minutes for K-1, 60 minutes all other grades & adults

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Reading, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)


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Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

White Plains, NY
United States

The Common Core State Standards have focused attention on process and using nonfiction in the classroom. Our Authors on Call from iNK Think Tank embody the CCSS. This team uses their extraordinary breadth of knowledge to transform today's classrooms into vital centers of learning. These authors are experts in processing enormous amounts of information, sifting through it and synthesizing it into works with added value. So why not talk to these masters of 21st century skillsand let them unpack their process for your students? They are eager to share their knowledge with you and to help you inspire your students with books kids love to read about subjects you're required to teach. So far our authors include Jan Adkins, Vicki Cobb,  Roxie Munro, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent,Carla Killough McClafferty, Kerrie Hollihan, Aline Alexander Newman, David M. Schwartz, Alexandra Siy,  Peggy Thomas, Marissa Moss, Jan Adkins, and Andrea Warren. Keep coming back as we add more authors and new programs.

Vicki Cobb

Program Details


1. Starts with Intro - defining a rodent, rodents throughout history, some behaviors.
2. Lively visuals and information on 21 kinds of rodents.
3. The process of creating the book: research, storyboard, sketches, finished art, text, editor and art director interaction.
4. A visual visit to my studio.
5. Time allowed for Q&A


To show participants how varied rodents are - their habitats, behaviors, sizes, and geographical locations. How important, and helpful to society they can be. Quirky fun facts, in a lively and visually powerful program.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Guided Reading Level: Q
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3–5
Instructional Standards
Reading Informational Text: RI.3-5.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Reading Foundation Skills: RF.3-5.3,4,4a,4c
Writing: W.3.1,2,3,7,8,10/W.4-5.1,2,3,7,8,9,9b,10
Speaking and Listening: SL.3-5.1,2,3,4,5
Language: L.3-5.1,2,3,4,4a,6
3-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
3-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
3-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
4-LS1 from Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

State Standards