Hurray for June…school will be out soon for many children, but that doesn’t mean they stop reading—at least I hope not. My plan is to continue with Perfect Picture Book Friday throughout the summer…I’ve already got every weekend scheduled with some of 2017’s best picture book releases.
Today’s book is special for a couple of reasons. It originally launched in 2009, but there was such a demand for it, it’s been reissued, bigger and better than ever before (after all…it’s about Texas Bluebonnets, right?). I’m thrilled about this because the author, Ellen Leventhal, is one of my dearest critique buddies and she’ll be stopping by to chat with us tomorrow. She’s also agreed to do a giveaway of…A PICTURE BOOK MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE! Yes! I know how much everyone loves getting feedback from a published author. And having been on the receiving end of MANY wonderful critiques from Ellen, I can promise you that the lucky winner is in for a TREAT!
DON’T EAT THE BLUEBONNETS
Written by: Ellen Leventhal and Ellen Rothberg
Illustrated by: Joel Cook
Publisher: Spork (2017)
Ages: Preschool – Grade 3
Responsibility, decision-making, getting along with others
“Don’t Eat the Bluebonnets is the story of Sue Ellen, a cow with a mind of her own, who loves the taste of bluebonnets. When she gives into temptation and eats every yummy bluebonnet, she must figure out a way to get them back. After several humorous attempts to make things right, Sue Ellen learns the importance of responsibility and decision making.”
Why I like this book:
- The text is filled with heart and humor. This is a truly funny book.
- Wonderful read-aloud!
- Great illustrations.
MAKE A PAPER PLATE COW
Photo courtesy: http://www.housingaforest.com/paper-plate-cow/
You will need: Paper plate, construction paper, scissors, glue, markers or crayons, googly eyes (optional…you can also use construction paper).
- Cut pink circle for muzzle of cow. Glue in place onto plate.
- Cut splotches of black construction paper. Glue into place.
- If you have googly eyes, glue those on. If not, just use construction paper and glue in place.
- Use marker or crayons to add feature details.
For detailed instructions and more crafts: click here
Please remember to leave a comment to be entered into the giveaway of a critique from Ellen! And come back tomorrow when she shares her journey…and something sweet…on Will Write for Cookies.
I hope you all have a wonderful and safe weekend!