To celebrate the almost 20,000 visitors and over 50,000 views, over the next weeks I will feature 4 classic favorites of mine, in which one animal is present in all four. Guess which animal and leave an entry in the comment section on April 8th. I will pull a *winner for a copy of another favorite book…which will be featured 4 weeks from today, on April 15th! Thanks for following!
Author/Illustrator: Pat Hutchins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster, 1968
Themes: farm animals, linear stories, picture book classic
Opening: Rosie the hen went for a walk
Summary: (from my library catalog) In this picture book, with a story told in very few words, Rosie the hen takes a walk. Although Rosie doesn’t know it, the fox is chasing her.
I like this book because: The use of bold analogous color and array of patterns in well-balanced yet striking compositions is still fresh! The story is simple, yet enthralling. (*notice the title page sets the stage, above)
Resources/activities: perfect accompaniment for teaching prepositions (can you come up with more?), or analogous color harmonies; create your own Rosie’s Walk using equipment on the playground.
For existing PPBF selections including resources and activities, go to Susanna Hill’s blog: HERE
*giveaway rules: find an animal that is present in all four of the classics in the series of picture books, starting with this week’s recommendation, Rosie’s Walk. Mention your guess in the comment section after the fourth book is featured on April 8th.