There are certain events that burn an indelible mark on our hearts and in our brains. August 6, 1945 – the day they dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. November 22, 1963 – the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. And September 11, 2001 – the day the twin towers of the World Trade Center fell.Continue reading
Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends!
Before we get to the review of today’s picture book, thanks to our generous authors and their publishers, we have some giveaways to announce.
The winner of A Campfire Tail by Sarah Glenn Marsh is…
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Thank you, dear readers, for spending your precious time here on my blog. I truly appreciate it and I know our wonderful authors and illustrators love reading the wonderful comments you leave. And the best way to thank these wonderful authors is to buy their books, review their books, and tell other people about their books!
Speaking of wonderful authors (what’s that you say…I am using the word ‘wonderful’ too many time?) – I met the author of today’s Perfect Picture Book Friday at a conference a couple of years ago. She was already deep into her research for this story and maybe, when she stops by for Will Write for Cookies tomorrow, we will learn more about that.
FLYING DEEP: CLIMB INSIDE DEEP-SEA SUBMERSIBLE ALVIN
Written by Michelle Cusolito
Illustrated by Nicole Wong
Published by: Charlesbridge (2018)
Themes: Underwater exploration, Submersible Alvin
Synopsis: From Amazon:
Climb aboard Alvin, the famous deep-sea submersible credited with helping to find the Titanic, and take a trip two miles down to the bottom of the ocean.
Experience a day in the life of an Alvin pilot and join scientists at the seafloor to collect samples and conduct research. Along the way, discover what one wears, eats, and talks about during a typical eight-hour trip in a underwater craft and find out more about the animals that live deep in our oceans. Extensive back matter explains how Alvin works, describes the author’s research, and includes a glossary and further reading.
“An appealing, exhilarating, and informative vicarious journey of discovery” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
Why I like this book:
- Fabulous information written in a very accessible and engaging manner.
- Super fun illustrations
- And if you are in the neighborhood of the Eight Cousins Bookstore in Falmouth, Massachusetts, you can join in the launch party: https://www.facebook.com/events/209296316324369/
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If you are looking for more picture book reviews, head on over to Susanna Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Friday link up.
Do you have plans for this weekend? I’ve promised my daughter that I’ll help her plant tomatoes. I also need to get herbs and vegetable plants for my own garden. I love the smell of sun-warmed soil. And there is something very healing about planting things that blossom with life.