It’s the first Perfect Picture Book Friday of 2017! And guess what?
Every book I review this year will be a brand-new book published in 2017!
There are so many beautiful picture books launching this year…and I am excited to be featuring so many of them. PLUS, on almost every Saturday, we are going to turn the spotlight on an author in our Will Write for Cookies series. PLUS, for many of these posts, we’ll be hosting a GIVEAWAY!
Most of you know I am a fan of nonfiction picture books…but I’m more familiar with the ones that tell a story about a historical figure or an event. Today’s story is a bit different—it incorporates science facts in a beautifully illustrated picture book story.
IF YOU WERE THE MOON
Written by Laura Purdie Salas
Illustrated by Jaime Kim
Publisher: Milbrook (2017)
Ages: Preschool – Grade 3
If you were the moon, what would you do? You’d spin like a twilight ballerina and play dodgeball with space rocks! Find out more in this lyrical list poem accompanied by stunning illustrations.
“If you were the moon, what would you do?”
Why I like this book:
- Lyrical language
- Beautifully illustrated
- A fun introduction for young kids to facts about the moon
- Glossary and further reading suggestions at the back of the book
Photo courtesy: http://www.123homeschool4me.com
Check out this link for fabulous moon related activities for kids…did you know that July 20th is Moon Day? http://www.123homeschool4me.com/2016/07/24-moon-crafts-activities-for-kids.html
The book is available for preorder on Amazon.
Laura Purdie Salas has a fabulous website chock full of resources for parents, teachers, and kids
This post is part of a series for parents and teachers called Perfect Picture Book Fridays hosted by Susannah Leonard Hill. Click on her link and find lots of other picture book suggestions with summaries and activities.
Today is the final day of Julie Hedlund’s 12 Days of Christmas challenge. It was a fabulous way to look back at last year’s accomplishments and start planning how I can build on them to create a successful 2017.
Doing that, I thought about how much I love reading manuscripts and doing critiques and so I decided to offer critique services through my website...I hope if any of you have stories that need a fresh pair of eyes, you’ll think of me.
And if you are looking for inspiration and encouragement for your writing career, hurry over to Tara Lazar’s STORYSTORM for fabulous blog posts by industry leaders.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.