The book is also, however, about punctuation. After reading the book, I gave all the students two out of three possible punctuation marks. Then I put sample sentences up on the screen; if a student had the correct ending punctuation, they held it up. At the end, they all held up their favorite (mine is a semi-colon, but it's a little advanced for first grade and was not featured in the book).
Sentence 1: There is a bug on this book ______
Sentence 2: What kind of bug is he _____
Sentence 3: This book about insects says he is probably a stink bug _____
Note: All of these sentences are based on a true story. The kids named the bug Joey. He now lives somewhere near the tree next to the blacktop.