Dear Mr. Henshaw Topics for Discussion

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1. Why are only Leigh Botts's letters included in the book? Why are there no replies from Mr. Henshaw?

2. What is Mr. Henshaw's attitude toward children who write him letters?

What is his attitude toward Leigh in particular?

3. How is the setting in Dear Mr.Henshaw important to the story?

4. Why does Angela Badger like A Day on Dad's Rig even though it is a description and not a complete story?

5. After trying so hard to catch the lunch bag thief, why does Leigh not want to know his identity?

6. Do you think Leigh would still describe himself as "the mediumest boy in the class" at the end of the book?

7. What do the monarch butterflies symbolize?

8. What is lacking in Leigh's story about the ten-foot-tall wax truck driver?

Who might the wax man represent?

9. Why is Leigh unable to finish his thank-you to his father for the...

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