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The dot by Peter Reynolds
International Dot Day
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Great book about how Besty Dowdy saved the day during the American Revolution.
Emile by Kurt Fetterer
I adore this book! Fetterer is the author and illustrator. The illustrations are bold and beautiful in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. There is even a cameo of Van Gogh in the book.
Emile is a cat that lives at home with his couple. Their life is simple and he is happy.
But one day he sees a butterfly outside of his window and simply must go exploring. He meets up with other cats and finds much color on his journey.
Once he returns home, color comes into the home. "Emile had brought color into the house." The man got paints and paintbrushes, the woman bought flowers and the house was never grey again.
Moral of the story:
Bring more color into your world!
I'm a sucker for colorful illustrations and even more colorful characters in a book! Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook most certainly fits the bill.
When Zach meets his new teacher, Miss Smith, he expects her to be boring. But, boy, is he wrong! When Miss Smith reads stories the characters COME TO LIFE! One day Miss Smith is out of the room and so many characters out of the books that things get a little crazy. Miss Smith takes care of everything when she returns to the classroom.
I love this book for so many reasons! Gilmore has created a fantasy world where a small girl is a doctor among the crocodiles. Her kindness and bravery are admirable. In the end, her patience and compassion win the day!
The Bear report by thyra heder
This book starts out with a shoddily done report on bears. The main character writes:
"They are big."
"They eat things." and
"They are mean."
She is in for a surprise when a polar bear shows up in her room and declares that not all polar bears are mean. He then takes her out a tour of his habitat. The pictures are stunning. This would be a great book to show students what NOT to do for a report and what TO DO for a report. The story is touching and informational.
Jill A. Hostetler
I love books so much! My particular loves are children's books and professional books that catch my fancy. One thing that keeps me happy and sane as a teacher is being able to get tons of books from the library and share them with my students. I have tried different ways to keep track of my books, but here's another attempt. We'll se if I can make this one fly!