We’re back! *Yipee!* I love Friday’s because then comes the weekend, right? Everyone on that with me? It’s also Perfect Picture Book Friday time and I love sharing my favorite picture books.
And now for the Real Deal, Perfect Picture Book Friday.
Title: This is Not My Hat
Author/ Illustrator: Jon Klassen
Publishing info: Candlewick Press 2012, fiction
Age appropriate for: age 4-8 years old although another source says 5-11 years old
First Three Sentences: This hat is not mine. I just stole it. I stole it from a big fish.
What it says on the Jacket: “A fish has stolen a hat. And he’ll probably get away with it. Probably.”
Resources: You tube:
A free PDF:
Teacher activities: In science, art, math, and so many more activities one couldn’t hope to do them in a week. Here:
Why I love it: A sneaky small fish steals a bigger fish’s hat and the story spins off from there. The reader is left to think the thief is getting away it. But there is a twist. And it’s good.
For my writer friends I have gifts of sites that were helpful to me during the week. Is everyone signing up for a conference? Or signing up to pitch to an agent during one of the online conferences? Here is the site I found most helpful to you if you are. And if you get face time with an agent you are much more likely to have a book published than if you just send a query letter. Here it is:
For Jeff Goin’s Writer’s Manifesto? Look here:
And here’s what Vivian Kirkfield says on her blog:
“Today is Friday – I have a children’s book review to add to the Perfect Picture Book resource list that author Susanna Leonard Hill is building on her blog. For more wonderful reviews from authors, educators and others who contributed today, please go here. ”
And here’s what I say:
Hugs and kisses!
See you on Tuesday, my other posting day.
©Clara Bowman-Jahn aka Clarike Bowman-Jahn