I have a Perfect Picture Book Friday but no gifts this week. My computer got sick and it was only yesterday that I got it back from the doctors.
Only kidding. Yes my computer was at the doctors but I have a file on favorite web sites with two left. Here they are. Enjoy! 🙂
I laughed at this one : http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/open-michelle-haimoff-gc-student-body-president-funny. As some of us writers know if we’ve published our first book it CAN be like running for class president.
This one I just can’t delete from my tabs without sharing. I want to be a read aloud black belt NINJA and this post says how: http://www.readalouddad.com/2011/01/4-steps-to-become-read-aloud-master.html . It’s perfect to stay the course of me reading aloud to kindergarten kids from “Annie’s Special Day.” When you first start to read this post you are drawn in by the humor but as you continue you realize there is a whole lot to that read aloud NINJA stuff and you keep reading. It’s just brilliant! 🙂
Perfect Picture Book Friday/ Crazy Horse’s Vision
Title: Crazy Horse’s Vision
Author/ Illustrator: Joseph Bruchac and S.D.Nelson
Published by: Lee & Low Books Inc. Nonfiction, biography, 2000 and 2005
Appropriate for ages : seven to eleven
Awards: The Parents Choice Gold Award
Themes: ACCEPTANCE/TOLERANCE, ADVENTURE, BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY, BOOKS FOR BOYS, BRAVERY/COURAGE, CULTURE, EDUCATIONAL, HISTORY, NON-FICTION,
STANDING UP FOR ONESELF, Selflessness, Bravery/Courage, Leadership, Native American History
First Three lines: Crazy Horse, they say, was always different. Many children cry when they are born, but not Crazy Horse. He studied the world with serious eyes.
Resources: For a classroom guide look here.
From the Jacket:Crazy Horse is among the best-known Native American Heroes. Yet many people do not know his boyhood name was Curly, a name inspired by his head of curly hair. Even as a young boy, Curly was a leader, taming wild horses and hunting powerful buffalo. But his bravery did not prepare him for the trouble the Lakota Indians would face from the white settlers.After a fierce battle that mortally wounded Chief Conquering Bear, Curly felt compelled to help his people. He defied traditional custom and ran away, up to the hills , to seek a vision to guide him. What Curly experienced changed him forever. renowned Abenaki author Joseph Bruchac recounts the gripping story of the remarkable young boy, Curly, and his transformation into the brave warrior, Crazy Horse. Sioux artist S.D. Nelson, painted in the traditional ledger book style of the Plains Indians, brings to life the dedication and humanity of this important figure in American History.
Why I love it: The art done in pencil , pens and watercolor with indistinct facial features is gripping. Crazy Horse is done in blue in all the illustrations. There is back matter on the illustrations and an authors note. I found these to be most compelling and a good reservoir for the books material. The story itself is very dramatic and bold. Told in clear and imaginative ways.