Yay! Double Yay! I’m continuing my non-fiction picture book review journey with an awesome book that came out in 2010.
But first I wanted to share a really fun blog series that a friend of mine, Penny Parker Klostermann, is doing. Every week, on her blog, a penny and her jots, she and her great-nephew collaborate – she writes a little poem and he draws a picture to go with it. AND GUESS WHAT???? Penny invited me and my six-year old grandson to participate – TODAY! So if you have a minute, please click on the link and enjoy A Sweet Dessert.
It was lots of fun working together with Jeremy – kids totally enjoy the time they spend with you…especially if you are enjoying the time as well. Do you love to cook or bake? Your child would love to help. Is walking through the woods more your style? Take your kids with you and see the world with fresh young eyes again. Crazy about music? Turn up the rock, pop, jazz, classical or whatever gets you moving…your children will dance their socks off.
And speaking of music, here’s our Perfect Picture Book for today.
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald
Written by Roxane Orgill
Illustrated by Sean Qualls
Publisher: Candlewick Press (2010)
Ages: 5 and up
Themes: Pursuing your dream, overcoming adversity, music
“Ella cranked the handle on the phonograph, and the three Boswell Sisters crooned, with honey in their voices: Read the rest of this entry
Is it Friday already? The days seem to fly by! The good thing is that it’s time for a Perfect Picture Book review and craft activity. Susanna Hill’s blog is the place to go to find a whole bunch of other Perfect Picture Book Friday entries.
Today’s Perfect Picture Book is a perfect book to read as we celebrate Martin Luther King Day on January 19th.
All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom
Written by Angela Johnson
Illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2014)
Themes: First day of freedom, slavery, family togetherness
“A June morning breeze off the port blew the smell of honeysuckle past the fields, across the yard, and into our room to wake us. And nobody knew as we ate a little, talked a little, and headed to the fields as the sun was rising, that soon it would be all different.” Read the rest of this entry