It’s great to see you again! It makes for a pleasurable Friday and of course we know Saturday which is next is my favorite day. I sleep late, schedule my blogs and catch up on reading. I even go for long walks with husb, Ed Jahn. You may be surprised some day to find a guest post of his here. Now for the reason of this post, my own selection for Perfect Picture Book Friday.
Title: Please Louise
Author: Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison
Illustrator: Shadra Strickland
Publishing info: A Paula Wiseman book: Simon and Schuster, fiction, 2014
Summary: “On a gray, rainy day, everything seems particularly frightening and bad to Louise until she enters a library and finds books that help her to know and imagine the beauty and wonder that have been there all along.”
Theme: Books and reading, fear, Libraries
Resources : I couldn’t find much by way of teacher resources for this book but as I thought about it, huge interesting discussions could be had about what ones favorite book was. What a library card was and could do if there were no books in the home etc. So let you imagination go and think about your love for books and come up with a question you could ask your group of students.
Age appropriate for: Grade kindergarten through fourth grade
First Three Sentences: “Please, Louise, please, please. Things are not always what they seem. If you are sometimes lonely or sometimes sad, know that the world is big but not so bad.”
From the Jacket: “A rainy day may seem gray, but if you take a walk outside, you just may find your way to a special place filled with stories that will please. Just ask Louise.”
Why I love it: “Please Louise” is an instant hit with me because I feeling just like Louise when I opened the book. And the promise of a better tomorrow and a better mood just by reading came true for me. The book pleased me and turned my mood around. I began reading something else and soon became a person someone else may want to be around. The message in this book is spectacular and this Toni Morrison book does her justice.
Do you think you will like reading this book?
And what Patricia Tilton says in her blog Children’s Books Heal: Every Friday, authors and KidLit 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.
And here is my gift to you, dear friends.
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And the best links for my kidlit friends? A Kidlit newsletter! Chock full of other links. A must have!
That is it folks!! See you on Tuesday! I’m working on something special. XXXOOO
HUGS and KISSES!
(c) 2014 Clara Bowman-Jahn aka Clarike Bowman-Jahn