Here are my gifts to you! I’m being brief because I still have two classes to go in Susanna’s Making Picture Book Magic before I start on todays. And since I’m behind already, I don’t want to get more behind.
The first link could easily refer to me.
You’re not lazy, but you might be scared. http://www.freelancersunion.org/blog/2013/01/15/five-tips-preventing-procrastination/, I pinched this from my facebook and Blogger friend, Susan Carter Payne, or Suzicate, the Water Witches Daughter, as some of you may know her. She is a gifted blogger and from her face book entries I see she is every bit as warm and caring as her blog suggests.
http://www.writersonthemove.com/2012/12/fun-words-to-think-about.html Words that are descriptive in writing and help move it along. Words that use words to describe themselves in writing. It’s true, they’re fun!!
Title: The Important Book
Author/ Illustrator: Margaret Wise Brown/ Leonard Weisgard
Published by: Harpers Collins Publishers 1949/ renewed in 1977 – nonfiction, informational,
For ages: four to eight
Themes: Books for boys, CHALLENGING ASSUMPTIONS, COMMON CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES, CONCEPTS , CONFIDENCE, nonfiction, EDUCATIONAL, IMPORTANCE, NON-FICTION, Early Learning, Opposites and Contrasts, Understanding Self and Others,
Resources: this teacher uses this book to boost self-esteem in students : http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/important-book-lesson-plan by having students write important things about each other.
http://www.brighthubeducation.com/high-school-english-lessons/49430-the-important-book-lesson-plan-on-character-analysis/ To use the book in writing a character analysis in middle school.
From the Jacket: “Written by Margaret Wise Brown, the beloved author of GOODNIGHT MOON, and illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Leonard Weisgard, THE IMPORTANT BOOK, was hailed as “a perfect book” by Kirkus Reviews. Spirited and inventive, it examines the world of the everyday with the fresh, open perspective of a child. It is as innovative today as it was in 1949 when it was first published. Share this special 50th anniversary edition with a new generation of readers, and find out why THE IMPORTANT BOOK continues to go on long after the book is closed.
Why I loved it: The articles chosen for their importance are simple and important in their simplicity. The thing that is important about them is it’s very obvious trait. Like apple is round and glass is that you can see through it and grass is green. I can just see kids wondering about these things and the questions start or ease up. I wish I had a three-year old I was reading this to. Although I put the ages appropriate as four to eight it might be closer to two or three when questions start. I love the marriage of art and text in this book. Margaret Wise Brown has a proclivity of saying profound things in a simple way.
This is what , Erik, the kid who reviews books, says every Friday ,
Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people.
Have you heard of The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown or only Good Night Moon? Do you think you will want to read it? yes or no?
Have a safe and lovely weekend, y’all. Xoxo”