A Boy and A Jaguar

by Alan Rabinowitz
Grade K-3


A Boy and A Jaguar is a book about a little boy who loves animals and has a difficult time communicating because of stuttering. Animals help him, because he sees them as misunderstood, just as he sees himself as misunderstood.

Discussion questions from SOMN

  • How do you think the author felt at school?
  • Why do you think the author is passionate about speaking for jaguars?
  • How can you use your voice to help others?

Classroom activities from SOMN

  • Listen to this story: “Man and Beast” by Alan Rabinowitz
  • Think of ways to make sure that all students feel welcome in the classroom–that everyone matters and has a “voice.” As a class, write a pledge that describes how students will treat one another.
  • Make a paper plate jaguar mask. Search Google for ideas and directions.