Snip Snap Snout!

A Waldorf Reader for Third Grade Extra Lesson Work

Arthur M. Pittis; Illustrated by Ausa M. Peacock

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A teacher's resource book of stories based on fables and saints legends, with progressively developing vocabulary and sentence structure. Suitable for Class 3 in the Steiner-Waldorf curriculum.

222 x 182 mm
Waldorf Publications
Steiner-Waldorf Education; Waldorf Publications
25 b/w illustrations
82 pages
Publication date:
01 Jan 2010


A wonderful resource book of stories based on fables and saints legends. Each story progressively develops vocabulary and sentence structure, and is designed for a forty-five minute period, including instruction and discussion time.

For remedial work in Year 3.

Table of Contents

Godric and the Hare
The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Proud Frog
The Wise Master
The Lion and the Mouse
The Falcon and the Rooster
Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio
The Crow and the Jug
The Turtle Who Talked too Much
The Hole in the Grain Bin
A Basket of Problems
The Fox and the Grapes
Bell the Cat
Feeding His Clothes
The Wolf and the Watchdog
The Dog and the Porcupine
The Suspicious Disciple
At the Lion's Cave
Why the Dog and the Cat Are Enemies
Everything the Lord Does Is for the Best
The Silly Donkey
The Miller Who Tried to Please Everybody
The Legend of Saint Odilia


'By third grade, if a student is still having significant struggles with the written word, extra lesson work is often recommended. Snip, Snap, Snout! is perhaps the best remedial reading book ever written. Stories are kept short, but they are never dull or contrived. The trained eye can catch that each story focuses on different word groups, sounds, punctuation and grammar, but all this is done so very artistically that someone who didn't know this was a book of stories for remedial reading would never notice. As with the other grade 3 readers, this one recapitulates the grade 2 curriculum of fables and saints, and does so with grace, charm and warmth.'
-- Bob and Nancy's Bookstore


Arthur M. Pittis has been a Waldorf class teacher and Upper School humanities and theatre teacher since the 1980s, first at the Waldorf School of Baltimore, and now at the Austin Waldorf School. He is a member of the leadership council of AWSNA.

Ausa M. Peacock graduated in fine art from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. She attended the Austin Waldorf School as a student.

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