Perfect Picture Book Friday / All Through My Town
Another Perfect Picture Book Friday is here. And rather than starting off with my gifts I am starting off with the main event. This book is sure to please.
Title: All Through My Town
Author: Jean Reidy
Illustrator: Leo Timmers
Themes: WORK, TEAMWORK/TEAM PLAY/WORKING TOGETHER, NEIGHBORS/NEIGHBORHOOD, JOBS/CAREERS, EDUCATIONAL, COOPERATION/WORKING TOGETHER, COMMON CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES,
What the Jacket says : “A morning stroll through town means lots of people to meet, exciting places to visit, and adventure around every corner. What’s waiting in your town?
The First Three Sentences: “Rising, waking. Bread is baking. School bus honks its horn.”
Resources: Pre-reading picture drawing and necessary vocabulary here, at the authors web site : as she she says, with a walk through my book and discussion questions. The authors own teacher’s guide. So cool
Why I love it: “All Through My Town” reminds me of one of my boy’s favorite books by Richard Scarry. This book is all about MY town and YOUR town. The simple rhythm is suited to the age group and it makes a great read aloud. The illustrations are beautiful, too. Big and bold with lots of detail they are THE fun addition to this book, making it lots of fun and brows able. But truly, I loved Richard Scarry more.
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Here are my gifts for my writer friends!
For those who want to create a picture book check this out.
Julie shares her love of picture books: http://www.readingstartshere.com/post/54520618189/julie-shares-why-she-and-her-children-love-picture
And for those who are avid PPBF readers go here:
Or as my friend, Joanna Marple, says on her blog on PPBF “Every Friday, authors and Kid Lit bloggers post a favorite picture book. To see a complete listing of all the Perfect Picture Books with resources, please visit author Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Books. ”
Have a Greaaat weekend!! XXOO
Do you think you will read this? Why or why not?
© Clara Bowman-Jahn aka Clarike Bowman-Jahn