So glad to see you! Happy weekend! Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday. :) The crocus are here and Hyathins not far behind. I went to Project Runway last weekend and had a blast. did you see my post about it?( Link post here. ) I made a number of new friends. And learned some new skills. Just a terrific time. I will post about Pennwriters conference coming up in Pittsburgh, May 2015 from time to time in case any of you can come. It is in the hotel Marriott and a wonderful experience for writers no matter what level or genre you are in. Now for the reason for the post.
Title : A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt
Author/ Illustrator : David A. Adler/ Robert Casilla
Publishing info: Holiday House/ 1991/ appropriate for ages four to nine
Theme : Biography, Famous person, Eleanor Roosevelt, Celebrity, Nonfiction
First Three Sentences : “Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City on October 11,1884. Her parents, Anna and Elliot, were wealthy. They had many servants, a home in the city, and a large summer home in the country.”
Resources: For famous Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt go here :
For a lesson plan on her life go here:
She was well known for her human rights work. Go here for more on that.
Eleanor Roosevelt printable and activity sheets :
And children’s letters to Mrs. Roosevelt :
Summary : “A brief account of the life and accomplishments of Eleanor Roosevelt.”
Why I loved it: Just like Adler’s “A Picture Book of Anne Frank” he is succinct and makes his information available to the young audience he writes for. This biography is just as captivating as the first one I read. I Just love how he sums up a famous person’s live so well and even for a grown up like me, this book is full of information I did not know or had forgotten. I have even seen a biography of Eleanor Roosevelt on PBS not too long ago. this sparked a conversation with my husband who had seen her in a summer camp experience he had. This impresses me to no end because I greatly admire her. And sometimes her sayings motivate me to do something I thought I was not capable of.
So if you want to join other PPBF writers go look at Susanna Hill’s site for today and enjoy other reviews on her links. also you can click on Perfect Picture Books and find books categorized by theme or alphabetized. No matter which way you go it will be fun.For the complete list of books with resources, please visit Perfect Picture Books.
See you back here on Tuesday and again next Friday for another PPBF.
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