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Wonderful Picture Books I read this week
Absolutely LOVED it! Miss maple gathers all the seeds that have not sprouted at the end of each summer. She nurtures them and teaches them about how to be a seed and sets them free in the late spring. Seems like a metaphor for teaching to me.
This was probably my favorite book of the week. It is so good that I am ordering a copy and I have already contacted my school librarian about it. All the crayons in the crayon box write a letter to Duncan (their owner) with some kind of gripe. Black is sick of being used as an outline, pink feels ignored and red feels over-worked. The illustrations, by the talented Oliver Jeffers, are just perfect (done in crayon of course).
Great Graphic Novels
I am not a Star Wars fan and I did not think I would enjoy this book, but it is fabulous. Darth Vader, known for being evil and heartless, has a daughter. It is funny to see the author's view on how Vader might deal with tea parties, moodiness and even dating. Can you imagine being the boy who tries to date Darth Vader's daughter? The story and illustrations are just terrific!
Squish becomes obsessed with his new video game, neglecting his sleep and his schoolwork. He even stops reading his beloved comics. Will this video game take over his whole life? Kids who like the other Squish books, Baby Mouse, and Lunch Lady will enjoy this book.
I really wanted to love this book, but I just found many of the poems to be disconnected and not so funny. However, because of the topics and the illustrations, many kiddos will enjoy it.
Patrick Allen shares his theories and practices in conferring with readers. This book it written in simple terms with lots of conferring examples. I good book for those new to conferring with students.
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