HI Friends! Yes, here it is Friday already! Seems like they come round faster and faster. As you know Susan and I are on blog tour with our latest picture book, Edmund Pickle Chin, a Donkey Rescue Story. Here are the stops, I sincerely hope you travel with us. The blogs are good ones to follow and if you comment on each stop and live in US you’ll win both of my picture books; both “Annie’s Special Day” and “Edmund Pickle Chin, A Donkey Rescue Story.” PLus you’ll have a super good idea of what we hope to accomplish with this book, how we want to introduce it to teachers and what it is about. Can’t beat that! Then, I’ll tell you about my Perfect Picture Book Friday Selection. I think you’ll agree it’s a good one. 🙂
Last Monday/ you can go back and comment/May 26 / Animal abuse and mistreatment
Last Wednesday/ no it’s not too late to read and comment/May 29/ Author collaboration
Today! This very day! /May 30/ PPBF and Review
June 2–Monday–Author Interview
Erik – www.ThisKidReviewsBooks.com
Wednesday/June 4/ Edmund interview
Monday/June 9 /Teacher info and guide
Susanna – http://susannahill.blogspot.com
So now for the reason for this blog post. A Perfect Picture Book Friday Selection.
Title: Is There Really a Human Race?
Author/ Illustrator: Jamie Lee Curtis/ Laura Cornell
Publishing info: Joanna Cotler books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, 2006, fiction
Themes: Stories in Rhyme, Conduct of life, normal childhood experiences, humor
First Three Sentences: IS there really a human race? Is it going on now all over the place? When did it start? Who said, “Ready, Set, Go”?
Why I love it: This book is a book with rhyming and rhythmic questions from the beginning to end. A poem of questions. The questions come from a small boy who has lovable red hair and a marathon number which might be the census number, so right away you know what kind of race he’s asking questions about. The questions lead finally to answers so human and full of love that the reader is stunned into reading it again at a slower clip, and, looking more carefully at the fantastic illustrations. My favorite illustration is the Arab and Jew playing ‘go fish’ on a picnic bench. A small vignette.
Do you think you will like this book?
To go to all the fun of all Susanna Leonard Hill’s post go this link and check out the linky link of titles.
Have a great weekend!
See you next Tuesday! And see you on tour!(c) 2014 Clarbojahn, aka Clara Bowman-Jahn, aka Clarike Bowman-Jahn