professornana (professornana) wrote,

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various and sundry picture books

SKY COLOR (Candlewick Press 2012) by Peter Reynolds is the story of Marisol, a young artist. For now her work hangs on the refrigerator. However, Marisol is confident in her abilities. When her class paints a mural for the school library, Marisol is to paint the sky. The problem is that all the blue paint is gone. How can Marisol paint a sky without blue? Young artists will love how Marisol solves her problem. <246>

A baby tours San Francisco in SAN FRANSISCO, BABY! by Ward Jenkins. From Alcatraz to the Golden Gate Bridge and all the landmarks in between, readers will glimpse some of the famous tourist destinations in San Francisco. <247>

Olive has a secret, a big one in OLIVE AND THE BIG SECRET by Tor Freeman (templar/Candlewick 2012). Molly has sworn her to secrecy and Olive only tells one other person. But before long, of course, the secret is out. Great book for talking about keeping secrets and the consequences of gossiping. <248>

Like its sister book, this one focuses on a baby touring New Your City. NEW YORK, BABY! takes readers to the Empire State and the Met, and even Broadway. How about using t his as a mentor text for having older students write about their own city or town? <249>

MY NO, NO, NO DAY by Rebecca Patterson (Viking 2012) is a perfect book to read aloud in those days when everything goes wrong. Tie this eventually to ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO-GOOD, VERY BAD DAY by Judith Viorst. <250>

A KISS LIKE THIS by Mary Murphy (Candlewick Press 2012) is a lift the flap book that shows how different animals kiss. A kiss from a giraffe is gentle and tall while a kiss between bees is fuzzy and buzzy. Readers lift the flap revealing the two animals kissing along with the poetic description of the kiss. <251>
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