PPBF: I Moved My Hand

IMovedMyHandcover.pngAuthor: Jorge Luján
Illustrator: Mandana Sadat
Publisher: Groundwood, 2014
Age: 3-7
Themes: imagination, bilingual books,
OpeningMoví la mano y encontré u coco. I moved my hand and I found a coconut.

I Moved My Hand2Summary: (from my library catalog)When a little girl moves her hand, she changes the world as she discovers it. As she moves her known world, she discovers her own power and creates everything anew. The poem, written by Argentine poet Jorge Luján, comes from a culture saturated with magic, in which even the very young can make the world by reaching out and moving it. Mandana Sadat’s imaginative illustrations deepen and enrich the text.

I Moved My Hand3.jpgI like this book because: I just spoke with a friend about how we need to keep in mind the ripple effect of our own choices on the rest of the world. This is the perfect compliment to that conversation in a world saturated with bad news, and hopefully an inspiration and reminder to send positive ripples out to affect others in a positive way.

I Moved My Hand4Resources/Activities: Do something for nothing! Get inspired by Joshua Coombes, StreetVet (image below), refuaid, or others near you!

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For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE. And right now she is hosting The 3rd Annual Valentiney Writing Contest – HERE

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