“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

How Robin Saved Spring

BOOK How Robin Saved.Written by: Debbie Ouellet

Illustrated by: Nicoetta Ceccoli

Published by: Christy Ottaviana Books, Henry Holt and Co, New York USA, 2009

Ages:   4 – 8 years

Theme:  changing seasons, persistence,

Opening Lines: Long ago, in a little cottage, there lived two sisters, Lady Winter and Sister Spring. The day came, as it had every year since the beginning of time, for Lady Winter to step aside.

Synopsis: (from the jacket flap)- If Lady Winter has her way, the world will stay covered in blankets of snowy white and icy blue. Sister Spring will slumber forever and the winter will never end. Can Lady Winter really keep spring from coming, or is there something the animals might do to help? Led by harbinger Robin, the animals are determined to wake Sister Spring, but what price will they each have to pay? Through beautiful words and pictures, this enchanting tale about the battle of the seasons highlights one special bird who saves more than just the day.

Why I like this: The cover alone is a scene stopper. Nicoletta an award winner of the Silver medal by the Society of Illustrators and recipient of the Andersen Prize, honouring her as the best children’s book illustrator in Italy (no wonder), where she lives, gives this beautiful story its romantic, lush, whimsical feel. Soft edged rich colours abound in this, what could be called a folk tale. Some of the illustrations even made me think of the movie, Frozen. Debbie cleverly combines Winter’s plot to keep Spring from waking up so the world will stay white and cold for ever, with the failed attempts of the forest animals to wake her, leading to their natural hibernation and price they must pay. Eventually the little brown Robin comes up with a plan and why today we see little red-breasted robins singing in the morning sun. This is Debbie’s first picture book and I became aware of her good use of three’s in sounds and use of animals and lyrical text. While there are some full-page spreads most of the text is on the left page and the beautiful illustrations on the right. Debbie lives in Ontario, Canada.

Resources/Findings: Here is Debbie’s website and info about her writing and other projects…   http://www.debbieouellet.com/howrobinsavedspring.htm

Here is a link to Nicoletta’s world of exquisite work. I love that often the expressions are very moody….   http://www.nicolettaceccoli.com/index.php

This is the final in Picture Book reviews for a short while, while the northern hemisphere have their summer break.  I thought this was a fitting choice as they now enjoy spring and early onset of summer, while I wrap up warm in front of the fire and enjoy a good book.

I’m always pleased to be able to bring you some more special books that have come my way and be able to share them with you and join other great writers over at Susanna’s Blog, where there are literally hundreds of book reviews to view.  So pop over  and visit the lovely author, Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and find the tab for Perfect Picture Books.    Her blog is full of resources links and activities associated with books reviewed by many authors.

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“SHOW ME HOW!”

Hi Everyone,

After a hectic few weeks it has been lovely taking time out to relax away from work, catch up on some revision and even draft a new picture book story for my June 12×12 group. Also I have managed to read some (not all yet) of a wonderful, fun, resource full book I received recently by the wonderful author and writing buddy of mine, Vivian Kirkfield,

‘Show Me How! Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem Through Reading, Crafting and Cooking.’

BOOK   Show me how

Oh how I wish this book had been around thirty years ago. When I was first married our young neighbours next door had two little kids (a girl and boy) who loved coming over to our place to play with our little Cavalier King Charles spaniel, play hairdressing with my long hair (at that time, and you can only imagine the pigtail etc that was created) *roll eyes* or join me in the kitchen standing on chairs making chocolate chip cookies, little sponge butterfly cakes, and a biscuit chocolate log that required no baking but lots of fun decorating and licking of the bowl afterwards. Vivian’s book would have been a gold-mine for me giving me so many more choices and more, in activities such as crafts as well as simple cooking recipes and there is over a hundred reading suggestions to choose from. This book is a wonderfully creative resource for every adult who loves to spend time with young children. The stories, craft and cooking projects, not only give the child a sense of achievement, but also to recognise their own potential in a fun way, learn by mistakes and build confidence and self-esteem. I know from experiencing it with my little nephews when they came to stay how during our time cooking or doing a craft how open they are to chatting about whatever is on their minds. How creative and confident they were and having our total attention brought such excitement for both them and us. I loved those special times.

Mmm… just made myself a Child-friendly Egg-in-the-Nest for lunch. It’s on page 99. That’s after reading choice of- David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon, and the Floating Boat soap craft. Also after each reading suggestion is Parental Participation notes and room for you to make some notes also. The book is broken into six chapters such as “I Can Do it Myself!” “I’m Special!” and “I’m Afraid!” Each chapter lists picture book suggestions to do with that theme followed by a craft and suitable, simple cooking recipe. I love the introduction ‘One Picture (book) is Worth a Thousand Words’, where Vivian offers true-life experience, and explains her themes and how powerful picture books are. In the back of the book is an hourly routine Vivian has used. Children thrive on routine, knowing what is happening next causes less stress and they look forward to each new day. Vivian has not left anything out when she carefully researched, taken from her own life and produced this extraordinary resource.

I am so lucky in that Vivian gave me another copy of this book which I am donating to our local library as I am sure it will be snapped up and become a very sort after resource for both, child minder, teachers and parents. I have a couple of young friends who have little ones and would value this book so I will be buying some copies for Christmas gifts this year, that’s for sure.  Make sure you obtain one, you will not be disappointed.

You can obtain this book from Amazon…   http://www.amazon.com/Self-Esteem-Crafting-Positive-Parental-Participation/dp/0967014751

A post from 2013…   http://viviankirkfield.com/2013/01/19/sunday-post-simplicity-children-need-less-stuff/#comments

Want to know more here is Vivian’s website…   http://viviankirkfield.com/

Meet Vivian on youtube…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObgrDLEmWpI

Catch her on….   https://www.facebook.com/vivian.kirkfield?fref=ts

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Laundry Day

Book Laundry DayWritten and Illustrated by: Maurie J Manning

Published by: Clarion Books, Imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co 2012

Ages:   4 – 8 years

Theme:  diversity, honesty, adventure

Opening Lines: “Shoeshine, mister?” “Scuse me. Shoeshine?” “Would you like a shoeshine lady?”

Synopsis: (From Amazon) – A shoeshine boy is surprised when a piece of red silk falls from the sky. Trying to find its owner, he ventures up and down fire escapes, back and forth across clothes-lines, and into the company of the colorfully diverse people who live in the tenement. Lively pages laid out in multiple panels, with a few words of text in dialogue balloons, capture the exhilarating action. There is a cheerful side to a neighbourhood packed with people of different origins—the opportunity to make friends across race lines, culture lines, and clothes-lines!

Why I like this: The style is similar to a comic book, with a series of panels on each page, showing the action progressing is really fun. I love the way how the young boy ambles up the fire escape, tiptoes, balancing across the clothesline into the lives and different languages of his neighbourhood. The illustrations lend it a feeling of the turn of century New York. Colours are mostly muted (browns and black & white and pale blues) so that the reds, which play into the heart of the story stand out. The back page has a small glossary of language definitions. Kids will love rereading this if only to check out what they missed in the illustrations the first time. With such minimal text there is ample opportunity for discussion and one’s own interpretation.

Resources/Findings: Download a pdf of the story….   http://freebookspot.tk/13202081/laundry-day.html

Some questions to ask the class to write down are… How many uses could the scarf be used?   How many different countries/languages were mentioned?   How many Siminski girls were there?   How many children did Fanny Finnigan have? What colour are Rabbi Shulevitz prayer shawls?

Fun things for kids to do in NYC…     http://www.travelforkids.com/Funtodo/New_York/new-york-city.htm

Information on NYC for kids….     http://encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/ne/New_York_City

I’m always pleased to be able to bring you some more special books that have come my way and be able to share them with you and join other great writers over at Susanna’s Blog, where there are literally hundreds of book reviews to view.  So pop over  and visit the lovely author, Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and find the tab for Perfect Picture Books.    Her blog is full of resources links and activities associated with books reviewed by many authors.

 

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Grub’s Pups

Books - Grub's PupsWritten by: Abi Burlingham

Illustrated by: Sarah Warburton

Published by: Piccadilly Press, London, 2011

Ages:   3 – 6 years

Theme:  Family, anxiety, love, patience

Opening Lines: This is me. I’m Ruby. This is Grub. A very exciting thing is going to happen – Grub’s going to be a dad!

Synopsis: When Tilly the dog next-door does not want to play because she is so tired, Grub doesn’t understand. Tilly is about to have puppies and Grub will become a Dad, but he misses the fun they used to have playing in the yard and feels quite lonely. Then the puppies arrive. You will have to read on to find out what happens next.

Why I like this: I found this to be a very cute story. Simply told and large coloured illustrations make this a fun read. Along with how many puppies Tilly has and the naming of them, it will make a great conversation topic. It gently brings about understanding changes in life, a great intro to when a new member is joining the family it also has subtle touches on patience and responsibility. I loved the last line; pick up a copy, you’ll see what I mean.

I was also surprised to see this is one of a series of Grubb books including – Ruby and Grub and Grub in Love.

Resources/Findings: Here is Abi Burlingham’s website and blog. http://abiburlingham.com/books/ check out her paintings as well.

Here is Sarah’s blog… http://sarahwarburton.blogspot.co.nz/   Catch the solitary Bemusement, a great read of the life of an english illustrator.

Some great reviews on goodreads…    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13094690-grub-s-pups-abi-burlingham-sarah-warburton

As I mentioned above this book would make a great little intro or additional read for kids expecting a new brother or sister.

I’m always pleased to be able to bring you some more special books that have come my way and be able to share them with you and join other great writers over at Susanna’s Blog, where there are literally hundreds of book reviews to view.  So pop over  and visit the lovely author, Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and find the tab for Perfect Picture Books.    Her blog is full of resources links and activities associated with books reviewed by many authors.

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The Wishing Stone

Book-WishingStoneWritten by: Steve Smallman

Illustrated by: Rebecca Elliott

Published by: QED Publishing (January 7, 2010)

Ages:   4 – 6 years

Theme:  Friendship, bravery, lonely

Opening Lines: Armadillo lived in the swamp. He was lonely and wished that he could find a friend.

Synopsis: Shy Armadillo always curled up into a ball when anyone came near him. He wished he could have a friend. When he overheard Mouse, Monkey and Flamingo playing and making wishes while sitting on his back, he decided to grant their wishes himself during the dark of night when no one is around. It is only when Armadillo leaves bugs for Flamingo’s wish that the trio discover the unusual stone they thought made wishes come true is actually a living animal, and so an unlikely friendship is born.

Why I like this: A sweet story of friendship and bravery. I loved when Mouse is sitting on the so-called stone watching the others play in the river and wishes he had a paddling pool. Unbeknown to them Armadillo is the stone Mouse is sitting on and he decides to help Mouse out. During the night he digs a small paddling pool for him. They all think the next day that the stone must be a wishing stone so next Monkey makes a wish which is granted the next day. When Flamingo grants a wish but is not what they expected they realise the stone is not a wishing stone. They realise that Armadillo was trying to please them and in doing so they become friends. I loved this feel good story written in prose. It also has a refrain worked in three.   This lovely story is complimented by beautiful illustrations.   There is also a teachers note/guide in the back page.

Resources/Findings: There are some lessons or teachers guide in the back pages of this book.

Cool insect and bug facts on this website….  http://a2zhomeschooling.com/explore/biology_kids/animals-biology_kids/bugs_insects_kids/insects_bugs_kids/

I’m always pleased to be able to bring you some more special books that have come my way and be able to share them with you and join other great writers over at Susanna’s Blog, where there are literally hundreds of book reviews to view.  So pop over  and visit the lovely author, Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and find the tab for Perfect Picture Books.    Her blog is full of resources links and activities associated with books reviewed by many authors.

 

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Where Is Home, Little Pip?

Book Where Is HomeWritten by: Karma Wilson

Illustrated by: Jane Chapman

Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 23 Sept 2008

Ages:   3 – 8 years

Theme:  Family, adventure, home.

Opening Lines: Pip was hatched in a nest made of pebbles on the cold Antarctic shore. She was as fluffy as new – fallen snow – and small even for a baby penguin.

Synopsis: From the jacket flap:   Little Pip knows that she is supposed to stay close to home, but really – what’s a baby penguin to do except give chase when a beautiful, glittery feather flutters by? And so Pip suddenly finds herself nowhere near her pebbly nest, nowhere near any penguins as far as the eye can see, and worst of all, nowhere near Mama and Papa. Where is home?

Why I like this: Right from the cover picture this book oozed cuteness. I was surprised at how cleverly Karma incorporated prose and rhyme and using the rule of three. She has our little lost penguin asking various critters she meets in her search where home is. Each animal tell where their home is, but not Pip’s home. Children will love Pip’s childish antics and in a tongue-in-cheek way will also learn that listening to parents, and obeying them can save a lot of heartache. I loved the overall theme of ‘Love is where the Heart is’ … mmm, they could have easily given that as its title, but then it would give the ending away. A lovely tribute is made inside the front page to someone we all know and love in the writing world, Emma Dryden.  Karma is known for her Bear books such as Bear Snores On, and lives in Montana.     Jane Chapman’s full page illustrations are gorgeous. She has been teamed with Karma on a number of books together. See the link below of Jane’s interview on Joanna’s website- Miss Marple’s Musings.

Resources/Findings: Here is a lovely teaching guide for the book Karma has provided… http://www.teachingoasis.com/Little%20Pip.pdf

Wonderful website of Karma’s with interesting titbits and insights….   http://www.karmawilson.com/books/pip/where.htm

Catch a wonderful interview with Jane Chapman on Joanna’s website …. http://joannamarple.com/2012/09/4341/

I’m always pleased to be able to bring you some more special books that have come my way and be able to share them with you and join other great writers over at Susanna’s Blog, where there are literally hundreds of book reviews to view.  So pop over  and visit the lovely author, Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and find the tab for Perfect Picture Books.    Her blog is full of resources links and activities associated with books reviewed by many authors.

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The House that Went to Sea

Book The House that went to SeaWritten by: Melinda Szymanik

Illustrated by: Gabriella Klepatski

Published by: Duck Creek Press an Imprint of David Ling Publishing Ltd NZ 2011

Ages:   3 – 7 years

Theme:  Family relationships, boredom, adventure

Opening Lines: Granny Gale’s house smelt of fish, and rocked with the booming of the waves. Built out of timber taken from old boats, the cottage leaned towards the sea, as if at a moment’s notice it would leap into the water and sail away.

Synopsis: Michael Mariner must live with his Grandma in her house by the sea, when his parents get lost in the jungle. Michael prefers watching television and playing on his computer and doesn’t care for trying new things or playing out-of-doors. Grandma thinks a trip on the ocean might be good for Michael and sets sail with Michael in her little cottage. Michael thinks life on the ocean is boring but Grandma loves adventure. When Michael finally takes a swim he finds a message in a bottle and the adventures begin.

Why I like this: When I saw this book I immediately thought of Melinda and her talk a few weeks ago. She was a guest speaker at our recent NZ SCBWI meeting here in Auckland. Melinda’s talk that day was of her journey of being a published author, a no-holds-bar-straight-up, sprinkled with quirky humour. Rather like this book, where the illustration on the front cover shares the hilarious and quirky captured by the illustrator Gabriella throughout the book of Melinda’s text. Imagine your house floating down stream and catching fish with stockings, not to mention shopping with mermaids, and meeting up with pirates. With each page turn you are wondering what is going to happen next. Most important was seeing Michael’s attitude change from being unsociable and bored, to joining in with his grandmother and their fun adventures at sea. I loved the pencil over watercolour illustrations, the expressions not only on the humans in the story and the mix of greys and blues. Beautifully done, this is a fun read and kids will really enjoy this.

Resources/Findings:  Here is Melinda’s Profile on the New Zealand Book Council… http://www.bookcouncil.org.nz/Writers/Profiles/Szymanik,%20Melinda

Melinda’s resource for the book…   http://melindaszymanik.blogspot.co.nz/p/educational-resource-house-that-went-to.html

A great clapping sing along for kids….   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NEwPQUFHcc

Here are the words to the above clapping song…   http://www.gameskidsplay.net/games/ClappingRythmsGames/clap_a_sailor_went_to_sea.htm

Here is Gabriella’s profile on the Storylines website… http://www.storylines.org.nz/Profiles/Profiles+I-M/Gabriella+Klepatski.html

I’m always pleased to be able to bring you some more special books that have come my way and be able to share them with you and join other great writers over at Susanna’s Blog, where there are literally hundreds of book reviews to view.  So pop over  and visit the lovely author, Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and find the tab for Perfect Picture Books.    Her blog is full of resources links and activities associated with books reviewed by many authors.

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The BICYCLE

Book Chidren's Book Review, The BicycleProduced by: Colin Thompson and 14 well-known illustrators for Save the Children

Published by: Harper Collins Publishers Australia Pty Ltd in 2011

Ages:   3 + years

Theme:  the symbol of a bicycle, what it can represent in the world today

Opening Lines: One of the most important days of my life was when I learned to ride a bicycle – Michael Palin.

Synopsis: From the back of the book:- In a perfect world, this book would not exist. But we do not live in a perfect world. Even if we all learn to live in peace, there will still be millions of people who need our help. The Bicycle is collaboration between Colin Thompson and fourteen internationally acclaimed artists. By buying this book, you are helping those who cannot help themselves.

Why I like this: Within the first couple of pages of this book one comes across a moving note from Colin Thompson the author/producer of this book and a note from Suzanne Dvorak CEO of the Save the Children Org. Colin tells of his visit in 2008 with Save the Children to Cambodia, and learned that some children live in such remote areas that they never learn to read and write because they have no transport and too far to walk. Save the Children gave them each bicycles so they could go to school and learn to become anything they wanted to be. This is what inspired Colin to put together this book, a compilation of bicycle artworks by children’s book artists including Freya Blackwood, Quentin Blake, Shaun Tan and Sarah Davis sprinkled with quotes from famous people including children from Cambodia, regarding their bicycle as their “best friend.” Colin realised that the simple gift of a bicycle showed how much we have and how little it can take to change the world. Like the kids in Cambodia a bicycle is the key to their greatest dreams. Suzanne tops off this inspiring and creative project with a note on the wonderful work Save the Children are doing bringing the magic of childhood to children less fortunate.  There are also illustrator notes in the back, and not all pages have quotes on the full-page lavish illustrations donated free. A very thought-provoking book that leaves room for interpretation and discussion with children and adults, as well as a lump in your throat. Royalties from the sale of this book are donated to Save the Children.

Resources/Findings: Quentin Blake had also collaborated with Colin in illustrating another book for Save the Children called Dust. His best known work is for Ronald Dahl. Here is his website.. http://www.quentinblake.com/

Also some you tube links of Quentin Blake….     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CH6cCvW100

And another of Quentin Blake….   Story on a page…   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wo2Dn3gdK4

Colin Thompson talks about the book The Bicycle…     http://www.readings.com.au/news/the-story-of-my-book-colin-thompson-on-the-bicycle

Sarah Davis beautiful contribution to the book….     http://sarah-davis.org/soundsspooky-2/

Projects children could start at school such as sponsoring a child.   There are also projects children could make such as knitting a blanket or fundraising with stalls to raise funds for the Save the Children.

I’m always pleased to be able to bring you some more special books that have come my way and be able to share them with you and join other great writers over at Susanna’s Blog, where there are literally hundreds of book reviews to view.  So pop over  and visit the lovely author, Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and find the tab for Perfect Picture Books.    Her blog is full of resources links and activities associated with books reviewed by many authors.

 

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Zayde Comes to Live

Book - Zayde ComesWritten by: Sheri Sinykin

Illustrated by: Kristina Swarner

Published by: Peachtree Publishers Atlanta, Georgia USA 2012

Ages:   3 – 7 years

Theme:  death, memories, curiosity, questions

Opening Lines: Zayde comes to live with us. It’s because he is dying. No one says this, but I know from what they do not say. From what Zayde cannot do anymore, like play hide and seek around the house. Or ball in the yard.

Synopsis: Rachel’s grandfather, Zayde, has come to live with her family. Rachel realizes this is because he is dying. Rachel can’t help wondering where he will go when he dies. She asks her friends. She asks her rabbi. She asks Zayde. No one has the perfect answer, but eventually Rachel finds a way to make peace with the fact the her grandfather will soon no longer be with her. She learns to gather all the moments she can, and to honor his life one small memory at a time. In this sensitive portrait of a young girl and her grandfather, author Sheri Sinykin approaches the issue of death from a distinctly Jewish perspective while demonstrating respect for all beliefs. Kristina Swarner’s lush, soft, illustrations add layers of depth and wonder to the story.

Why I like this: With her grandfather moving in to live with her family, Rachel sees first hand his weakness and confusion and worries about what will happen to him when he dies. After asking her friends and Rabbi, Zayde himself tries to help her understand. Sheri takes on a very delicate topic not only from the view of a little girl but also through different beliefs. I love how within the first few sentences we are aware of how sensitive children are.  “I know from what they do not say..”  its true children are more aware these days and should be respected. Children will be comforted by the way Rachel discovers that just being together and making the most of each moment are precious memories in themselves. Kristina’s warm soothing illustrations reflect that comfort and understanding. Her artwork, linoleum prints touched with watercolor and colored pencil compliment Sheri’s text beautifully. Although she has written many books for young readers this was Sheri’s first picture book. She lives in Massachusetts and Arizona.   Kristina always wanted to be an artist since age four. She lives in Chicago.

Resources/Findings:  Here is Sheri’s website…   http://www.sherisinykin.com/ Here are also some valuable links for teachers and parents on loss and grief available at Sheri’s website…   http://www.sherisinykin.com/loss_&_grief_handouts.htm

Here is Kristina’s website…   http://www.kristinaswarner.com/

I’m always pleased to be able to bring you some more special books that have come my way and be able to share them with you and join other great writers over at Susanna’s Blog, where there are literally hundreds of book reviews to view.  So pop over  and visit the lovely author, Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and find the tab for Perfect Picture Books.    Her blog is full of resources links and activities associated with books reviewed by many authors.

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Horsefly and Honeybee

BOOK HORSEFLYWritten and illustrated by: Randy Cecil

Published by: Henry Holt and Co.1 edition (March 27, 2012)

Ages:   3 – 8 years

Theme: adventure, sharing, friendship

Opening Lines: Honeybee was tired. So she stretched and yawned and plopped down inside a flower for a nap. But Horsefly was already inside.

Synopsis: When Honeybee decides to take a nap in the same flower as Horsefly, trouble ensues! They don’t want to share, and after quarrelling, run away in opposite directions. But it isn’t long until they meet again… They have both been captured by hungry Bullfrog! If Horsefly and Honeybee are to escape before dinnertime, they must find a way to work together.

Why I like this: Beautiful cute illustrations such as the one on the cover in bright colours of blues and greens with touches of pinks and oranges in full page spreads is a delight to look at, especially for little kids. Again another clever text in short punchy sentences this time with refrains. Sometimes in life we don’t realise our true friends until life throws us a curveball. I loved the quote at the end “We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.” -Luciana De Crescenza.

Again I have noticed when reviewing picture books how sparse the text is especially when the author illustrates their own books such as this one. There is so much that is left to the illustrations.

Resources/Findings:  Here is a reading of the book..   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlzR9vR5h10

Randy has a great website for this book. Loaded with activities, research links, nature studies on frogs, bees, flys etc… and games….     http://suzyred.com/pbks2013_Horsefly_and_Honeybee.html

I’m always pleased to be able to bring you some more special books that have come my way and be able to share them with you and join other great writers over at Susanna’s Blog, where there are literally hundreds of book reviews to view.  So pop over  and visit the lovely author, Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and find the tab for Perfect Picture Books.    Her blog is full of resources links and activities associated with books reviewed by many authors.

 

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