Using white construction paper and a pattern, trace 2 big hearts for the front and back covers of a booklet. Inside, staple six pieces of writing paper, also cut in the same heart shape. As you read each chapter or two, follow-up by having students answer the following questions in complete sentences inside their own individual booklets. Students will put their names on the back of the booklet.
Chapter 1- Why won’t Carey forgive Eddie? (Eddie caused her to get into trouble in class and it was her first time.)
Chapter 2- Draw Mrs. Rosenbloom on the cover of your booklet using the description from page eight in the book. “In front of him [Eddie] was the biggest red dress he’d ever seen and it was being worn by the biggest woman he’d ever seen. Almost everything about her was big and red, from her big, bright red lips to her fluffy reddish-blond hair. Even the heart button on her apron and her dangling heart earrings were big and red."
Chapter 3 - List the ways that Carey showed her “love" for Eddie. (offered to do his homework, carry his books, brought him a rose, gave him a chocolate kiss)
Chapter 4 - What did Mrs. Rosenbloom do to Ben the bully, and what happened as a result? (She gave him a special cookie and a pin and it made him fall in “love" with Issy.)
Chapter 5 - Why didn’t Mrs. Jeepers punish Eddie for running in the cafeteria? (She had the “love bug".)
Chapters 6 and 7- What happened when Melody and Liza ate the special cookie? (They both fell in “love" with Howie.)
Chapters 8 and 9 - What idea did Eddie get from his grandmother? (He’s going to make his own “special" cookies that are sour.) Then list the ingredients that he used for his cookies. (garlic juice, lemon juice, mustard, ketchup, vinegar, pepper)
Chapter 10 - What happened when Mrs. Rosenbloom caught Eddie putting something in her cookie dough? (She made him eat one of her “special" love cookies.)
Chapter 11 - What happened to Eddie after he ate the cookie? (He fell in “love" with Carey.)
Chapter 12 - How do you know that Eddie’s special cookies worked? (Everyone fell out of love and things were back to normal.)