Sorry I didn’t have this post ready bright and early, but I took the opportunity to help a friend today knowing you’d all be patient!
The winner of a signed copy of BAGEL IN LOVE is Gabi Snyder! I’ll be trying to contact you, Gabi, but if you see this first, send me your postal address via email (on my About Me page).
Author/Illustrator: Régis Faller
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, 2003
Themes: weather, animals, friendship.
Opening: see photo below
Summary: (from my library catalog) In this wordless picture book, Polo the dog becomes trapped in the ice and snow while out sailing one day, but a friendly dragon helps him escape..
Why I like this book: It’s so cute! I like the sweet simplicity of the renderings, the color palette, and format. It’s a little huggable, and I’d like more people to know about this series. Just last month my friend and critique partner, Ann Kelley introduced me to this Polo book on her blog HERE. Unfortunately I could not get hold of a different title, so I am posting about the same one, but here’s a LINK to find more in the series.
Resources/Activities: Imagine you’re stuck with the same problem as Polo: what would you do to solve it? Go to the author’s page for coloring sheets: HERE. Also, be sure to check out Ann’s suggestions HERE.
For more Perfect Picture Book picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.