Author/Illustrator: John Hare Publisher: Margaret Ferguson Books, Holiday House, 2019 Age: 3-7 Themes: school field trips, moon, storieswithoutwords
Summary: (from my library catalog) in this wordless picture book, a girl is accidentally left behind on a class trip to the moon.
I like this book because: the landscape Hare created is deceptive – it looks simple, but we are drawn back to each page, practically before turning, to look for what our quick brains have missed, and there is so much to be discovered! Enjoy!
Resources/activities: how would you invite someone to join you in an activity whose language you could not understand? Try it, as a game. think of an activity and try acting it out without words to see if your partner gets it – like charades, but no clues!
For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.
Author: Laura Murray Illustrator: Mike Lowery Publisher: G.P.Putnam’s Sons, 2016, originally publ. in France by L’école des loisirs, 2013 Age: 4-8 Themes: gingerbread man, zoo animals, scavenger hunts Opening: I woke to the sound of a rumbling ROAR! And hooting, and howling, and growling galore. Summary: (from my library catalog) When the gingerbread man gets separated from his class during a field trip to the zoo, he uses his teacher’s animal scavenger hunt clues to find his way back to them.
Why I like this book: Another fantastic read-aloud from Laura Murray, layered with information on animal identification and fun! The illustrations are bright, comic-like (in composition too) and cheerful – bound to engage the whole class
Resources/Activities: great read for a science unit on zoology;create riddles about animals not included in the book: make a classroom scavenger hunt.
For more Perfect Picture Book picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.