Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. It’s been a busy week – lots of Zoom meetings with some of my #PBChat Mentees and Runner-ups. And then on Wednesday, I joined ‘You’ve Got Mel’ for a podcast chat with the amazing Mel Rosenberg who is a university professor in Tel Aviv, a micro biologist, an inventor…and someone who writes picture book stories – what an incredible combination, right? At the end of this post I’ll include a link to the interview in case you are interested in finding out even more about me than you already know. I talk about Trick or Treating when I was 5-years-old – our apartment house had 104 families – our candy bags were definitely full…about how various mentors helped guide my writing path…and so much more!
But right now, I’m sure you are tired of waiting…even if we are all waiting together…for today’s Perfect Picture Book!
Written by Danielle Dufayet
Illustrated by Srimalie Bassani
Published by Albert Whitman (2020)
Themes: Waiting, friendship, lyrical language
Synopsis: From Amazon:
Waiting is not easy! And waiting can take a long time. Like waiting on the drip, drip, drip of rain to stop or the ding of the timer for cookies to be done baking. But there’s one thing that can make waiting go a little bit faster―a friend! A perfect read aloud, this book encourages readers to enjoy every kind of wait.
Why I love this book:
- Wonderfully lyrical text language!
- Engaging diverse illustrations!
- Hurray for what some might call a ‘quiet’ book! This is a fabulous read aloud!
Great ideas to make waiting fun and educational: https://www.brighthorizons.com/family-resources/how-to-make-waiting-fun-and-educational-for-children
More great ideas to help teach patience: https://parenting.firstcry.com/articles/ways-and-activities-to-teach-children-patience/
MAKE A PAPER PLATE CLOCK
Lots of kids these days have trouble telling time with an ‘old-fashioned’ clock because they only have experience with digital time keeping instruments. Making a paper plate clock is fun and easy…for detailed instructions: https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/learning-to-tell-time-with-a-paper-plate-clock
Please don’t forget to leave a comment – author Danielle Dufayet is generously offering a copy of this lovely book – it’s a book you’ll enjoy reading aloud with your kids…and they’ll want to hear it over and over again.
And as promised, the podcast interview I did with “You’ve Got Mel”.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.