Author: John Keats
Illustrator: Chris Raschka
Publisher: Candlewick, 2017
Themes: poetry, identity, art
Opening: “1. The was a naughty Boy,”
Summary: (from my library catalog) As written in a letter to his young sister when he was feeling homesick on a visit to Scotland, this little-known poem by the beloved poet is filled with playful rhymes that are complemented in this volume by vibrant, energetic watercolors.
I like this book because: The visuals got me – the loose and lovely style of Chris Raschka that floats my boat, the layout (I don’t talk about book design as much as I should!), the format, and the magical humor of Keats’ wordery.
Resources/Activities: make a list of everyday objects that help define you and write poems; what would a song about yourself be like? what bird might sing it?
For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.