Perfect Picture Book Friday / All Through My Town

Perfect Picture Book Friday / All Through My Town

Hi Friends!

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.

All through My Town.

All through My Town.

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Author: Jean Reidy

Illustrator: Leo Timmers


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.

Please join other bloggers in Perfect Picture Book Friday over at Susanna Leonard Hill’s site to see other fun books.

For more links to Perfect Picture Books, a collection of bloggers who contribute at Susanna Leonard Hill’s site, click here.

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:

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 


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About ClaraBowmanJahn

Journal writer. Author of "Annie's Special Day" And coauthor of Edmund Pickle Chin, A Donkey Rescue Story." Proud mother and grandmother of wonderful kids. Wife of brilliant husband. Servant of two cats. Member of Pennwriters and SCBWI.
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23 Responses to Perfect Picture Book Friday / All Through My Town

  1. What a fun book to entice little ones to read. The bold illustrations make it a winner in the eyes of the young, I’m sure!


  2. This is a great example of what an illustrator can dd to a story too.


    • clarbojahn says:

      You are absolutely right, Julie! Without the illustrations the text would lie flat. I wonder if the author gave illo notes to the text when she submitted to her publisher or if the illustrator just added what she thought best. 🙂


  3. I loved Jean’s earlier book, Light Up the Night, but haven’t read this one yet. It is hard to be compared to Richard Scarry!


    • clarbojahn says:

      It looks like I will have to look up Jean’s first book “Light Up the Night” so I can compare.

      When I compared this to Richard Scarry I did not mean it in a bad way. Just more inclusive. 🙂

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, Wendy! 🙂


  4. I really like the idea behind this book. Neighborhoods and towns aren’t like they used to be when we grew up, where every one knew each other. It is nice to know that there are still some sense of community out there with the busy lives people and kids live. Love the cover!


  5. Margot Finke says:

    Cute story – great choice, Clar. It is very appealing. I pinned it to my Book Reviews (kids to YA) on Pinterest.

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    • clarbojahn says:

      Thanks so much, Margot, for spreading the word. You are always so good to me.

      Yes, this story is appealing and I think it will become a favorite of any child who reads it. 🙂


  6. This book looks very bright and lively, Clar, and you’re right – it totally reminds me of Richard Scarry! 🙂


  7. Catherine Johnson says:

    Taht sounds fun and the illustrations are brilliant! Thanks, Clar.


    • clarbojahn says:

      Thanks so much, Catherine, for stopping by and commenting.

      You are right, the illustrations are bright and brilliant. Without them the story line would be flat. 🙂


  8. Great pick! I like the opening. This sounds like a cute book to be read aloud to young kids. 🙂


  9. Neat book! Thanks for sharing it, Clar!


  10. Thank you for the lead to this one … I think it’d perfectly complement our unit studying Friendswood, our home town. And I totally see Scarry, too!


  11. I keep hearing about this one. I really must knuckle down and read it for myself. It sounds so appealing! Thanks.


  12. Stacy S. Jensen says:

    I love this book and am a huge fan of Jean Reidy’s books.


  13. This looks pretty cute. I like Mr Timmers’s work. He does some funny stuff. Richard Scarry is an all time favorite around our house! It would be hard to beat his Best Word Book Ever.


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