This is the last day of the PB 14:14 Challenge…and although I already posted today, I’m going to add an additional post because I missed one day last week.
This is one of my all-time favorite books…before it was published, the author read it to kids in schools, libraries and children’s hospitals.
Title: The Kissing Hand Continue reading
Happy Sunday, everyone. We are continuing our countdown with Day Nine of Christie Wright Wild’s PB 14:14.
Having loved picture books for most of my life, I’ve read quite a few. Many of my favorites contain rhyme…which isn’t surprising since rhyme is one of the Top Ten Elements found in picture books.
So today my choice is a book that includes lots of rhyme.
Title: A Troop is a Group of Monkeys
Author: Julie Hedlund
Illustrator: Pamela Baron
Publisher: Little Bahalia Publishing
Word Count: 250 estimated
Top Ten Element: Rhyme
“A parliament of owls hoots in the night.
A pandemonium of parrots begins to take flight.
A troop of monkeys travels by swinging.
A colony of bats spends the day clinging.
What makes this book really special is that each page delivers a word for the group of that particular animal. Did you know that a group of peacocks is called an ostentation? Or that a group of giraffes is called a tower? Or that a group of skunks is called a surfeit? Continue reading