Friday, April 6, 2012

Friday- April 6, 2012 ~ Book Selections

Friday – April 6, 2012 ~ Book Selections

Book One:  Baby Animals

By:  Margaret Wise Brown * Illustrated By:  Susan Jeffers

Random House 1941

This is a loving story that follows along the main character regarding the necessary things that happen while living on a farm.  The illustrations are beautifully designed as they attract the reader. The story line and visuals blend very amongst one another.

With that, what I enjoyed most about the book was the fact that it seemed as though the author wanted the reader to think.  This was displayed through the questions within the story regarding the animals.  It is definitely a book that provokes thought and understanding towards the animals along with the functions that happen while living on the farm. 

Therefore possible lesson ideas would include farm life, growth, nature, concepts of love, nurturing one another, respect, and happiness. 

Book two:  The Alphabet Tree

By:  Leo Lionni 

A Trumpet Club Special Edition

The Alphabet Tree was selected for its’ true simplicity regarding the growth of one’s ability towards learning to read.  The flow of the letters, words, sentences, and overall language within the book blends well.  In addition, the designed content of the book takes the young reader on a journey without the realization that they are about to make actual sentences.

Book Three:  Puppy at the Door 

By: Dawn Mcmillan *Illustrations by: Jenny Mountstephen

Nelson Thomson Learning – 2001

This is a nice little story about friendship, caring for others, and most of all, love.  Puppy at the Door is a simple story that is a great little read for those developing stronger fluency and/or reading skills.  

Possible lesson ideas would include learning more about character traits, progression regarding reading skills, and responsibility. 

Book Four:  Curious George: Visits The Zoo

By:  Margret Rey and Alan J. Shalleck

Houghton Mifflin Company Boston – 1985   

This is a fun little book that teaches young readers about listening, responsibility, and caring for others.  The basic reason for the selection was simply just for that- in addition to spark, interest, and awareness.  Lesson ideas would include focusing on individual surroundings and paying attention to those in charge.

Book Five: Mooses’s Loose Tooth

By: Jacqueline A. Clarke * Illustrated By:  Bruce Mcnally

Scholastic inc. 2003    

This is a fun story that is mainly geared towards friendship and partnership.  Within, you will find that the characters all work together for an answer.  The unlikely friendship between the ones within brought a comical twist towards the story.     

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