It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 5-20-13
Visit Teach Mentor Texts to find a list of other blogs participating in this fun weekly post! Thanks Jen & Kelle for encouraging the sharing of books!
Books I Read This Week:
Chu's Day by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Adam Rex
Is this the same author that brought us:
Yes, it is! Displaying his true range in style, Gaiman brings readers a short and semi-sweet tale about a little panda named Chu. While the short story might be a hot ticket for small ones at bedtime, it wasn't a huge hit with my students. I think it's the illustrations that will win readers over here.
Forest Has a Song by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater, illustrated by Robbin Gourley
Clarion Books, 2013
Recommended for grades 2-4
If you've ever spent a day in or near a forest you will feel the authenticity of the poems in this collection. With the opening poem "Invitation" we are beckoned into the forest. Once inside the forest we experience the change of seasons, the wildlife within the forest walls, and the simple things one finds to do within.
The soft watercolor illustrations perfectly compliment the feel of the poems.
I'll be adding this to my poetry collection!
I'm Currently Reading
I'm Currently Listening to:
Thanks for stopping by! What have you enjoyed lately?