Thursday, March 13, 2008

Another Illustration

From page 171 of the young adult classic novel, Mr. Subjunctive and the Recurring Mealybug Infestation (1968):

From the Teachers' Guide to the Mr. Subjunctive Series:

Vocabulary: mealybug, realtor, greenhouse, loft apartment

Suggested activity: print out a copy of the illustration on p. 171 and color it with crayons.

Questions for discussion:
1. Why did the Young Realtors want to kill the cacti in Mr. Subjunctive's greenhouse? How did this make Mr. Subjunctive feel?
2. What are mealybugs? What do they do?

*The picture is, again, from Monkey Fluids. I don't know the original source.

*Loft apartment idea from my husband.


M Sinclair Stevens (Texas) said...

We certainly need Mr. Subjunctive in my neighborhood--where they're turning everything into loft apartments!

Mr. Green Genes said...

"Realtors! It must be realtors!"

Patrick M~ said...

Spellcheck doesn't know "mealybugs"? Wait, there was spellcheck in 1968?


mr_subjunctive said...

Whoops. I'd had another caption on there, and then tweaked it at the last minute without noticing the spellcheck line. It is one of the vocabulary words, though, so maybe I can claim it's underlined because of that.

Anonymous said...

Cute! Where did you get the cartoon?

Water Roots said...

Hilarious! We need Mr. Subjunctive to come here and stop the condo-building craze! Soon, the sun will be completely blocked from all sides! HELP!