Monday, May 23, 2011
3 New Picturebooks Perfect for Sharing
By Renata Liwska
(She also illustrated The Quiet Book)
This is a fun story for sharing and would make a great addition to any storytime program. Lucy got a brand new red wagon and she is very excited to play with it. However, her mother asks her to first use the wagon to go to the market. This does not sound like fun to Lucy, however a simple trip to the market turns into quite the adventure!
Be sure to check out the author's website.
Monday is One Day
By Arthur A. Levine
Illustrated by Julian Hector
This is also a great book for sharing aloud. It shows a family counting down the days until the weekend when they get to spend time together doing something fun. It is a great way to expose children to the days of the week. The text is told in rhyme and flows very smoothly. I also liked how this book focused more on the father figure than the mother figure, which is unusual in children's literature. The illustrations appear to be done in colored pencil and are very vivid and add detail to the story being told.
By Kristy Dempsey
Illustrated by Bridget Strevens-Marzo
This would make a great addition to a storytime about transportation or just a great read aloud anytime. I think boys would especially enjoy this title. We see animals of all types driving and racing vehicles of all types. When reading this story aloud, be sure to use lots of excitement and read faster as the racers drive faster. There are a lot of words in the story that can add to the telling of the story through your voice such as, "Zooming", "Screech!" and "Beep".