Cozy up to this award-winning classic and introduce young readers to this enjoyable, charismatic story. This instructional guide for literature was created to support this story and is filled with appealing and challenging cross-curricular lessons and activities that work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend rich, complex literature. Everything you need is packed into this guide and is the perfect tool to teach students how to analyze story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions, and more. Teachers are also encouraged work with multiple versions of this story and compare and contrast them with students. A special section was added specifically for this task. This guide is the perfect way to help early readers analyze this beautifully illustrated story while adding rigor to their explorations of rich, complex literature.