PPBF: Lost and Found

Author/Illustrator: JiWon Beck
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, 2019 (orig. I Meet You, Bombom/Korea, 2017)
Age: 
3-7
Themes: friendship, eskimos, polar bear

Opening: wordless

Summary: (from my library’s catalog) A wordless picture book in which a young Eskimo girl befriends a weak, hungry polar bear that has taken refuge in her igloo, and the bear later returns the favor..

I picked this book because: we’re expecting snow this weekend, despite a week in the high 80’s, so this beautifully composed, quiet, wordless picture book feels just right to keep me from crying! The compositions are breathtaking and the character design melts my heart. I may cry anyway if I lose all my plums, currants and black raspberries though… In the meantime, enjoy this with a cuppa.

Resources/activities: Read books featuring snow even when snow isn’t expected. Bake something that needs to be dusted with powdered sugar. Place a paper snowflake over the cake first for a pretty design.

(can’t find my own pics, but this looks yummy too!)

For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.

PPBF: The Bear in the Book

Author: Kate Banks
Illustrator:
 Georg Hallensleben
Publisher: Frances Foster Books, FSG, 2012
Age: 
3-7
Themes: bears, reading, bedtime

Opening: see image below.

Summary: (from my library’s catalog) At the end of the day a little boy falls asleep as his mama reads about a bear hibernating.

I picked this book because: I love the illustrator’s style, and the cover is wonderful! The author and illustrator have collaborated on a number of books and aim to check them all out. All kids have their own favorite books so I believe they will easily relate to the boy in the book as swell as the bear! The telling is rhythmic and gentle and is as pleasing for the adult reader as for a child. Makes you go, “Ahhh.”

Resources/activities: read any other book with a bear in it and compare the energies of the stories, the illustration styles, and note each favorite spread.

For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.