Category Archives: Reading Aloud

“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

YAYYYYY!!!  I am always happy when the Perfect Picture Book series is back.  It’s such fun reading other blogs and reviews from Susanna’s list, catching up with all the other authors and readers and I get to showcase some great … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

  How To Read A Story Written by: Kate Messner Illustrated by: Mark Siegel Ages : 4-8years Publisher: Chronicle Books (May 5, 2015) 2015 Parents Choice Award Theme: Reading, Learning Opening Lines: Step 1 Find a story. A good one. … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Sally goes to Heaven Written and Illustrated by: Stephen Huneck Published by: Abrams Books for young Readers an imprint of Abrams 2014 Ages:   5 – 7 years Theme: Death, heaven, joy Opening Lines: Sally wakes up when she hears the … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Happy New Year Everyone, after coming back from our brief trip to spend Christmas with family and the mention of possibly the youngest nephew flying down to visit later in the year, I thought of this great book to review, … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

I had another book lined up for this week.  But after watching the news with the unexpected heavy snow falls in the USA and hoping friends are keeping safe and warm, I thought this gorgeously illustrated one was more in keeping with the … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

When I first saw this book, I immediately thought of a fellow online writer buddy and her love for the quirky, fun, laugh out-loud stories and thought what a kick she would get out of this.  So my Perfect Picture … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

It’s the last day of Perfect Picture Book – Friday for a while, as it closes for the northern summer.  Sad, I know, I do love the series, the company that passes my blog to read my reviews and the … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Cave Baby  Author:   Julia Donaldson Illustrator:   Emily Gravett Published by:   Macmillan Children’s Books 2010 Age:  2 – 6 years Themes:  fear, trust, art, restless, sleeplessness Opening Lines:   Cave Baby’s lucky – he lives inside a cave with his mum (who’s … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Mister Whistler Author:  Margaret Mahy Illustrator:  Gavin Bishop Publisher:  Gecko Press USA  2012 Age:  2 – 6 years Theme:   absent-mindedness, forgetfulness, Opening Line:  Mister Whistler woke up kicking his feet in the air.  His sheets were twined and tangled around … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The Tiniest Mermaid Author:  Laura Garnham Illustrated by: Patricia MacCarthy Published by:  Good Books  2006 Age:  3 and up Theme:  Fairy tale, friendship, dreams, healing. Opening lines:  Lily lived by the wide blue sea.  On summer nights she would sit … Continue reading

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