Author/Illustrator: Dušan Petričić
Publisher: Kids Can Press , 2015
Themes: family, genealogy, concept books
Opening: A long, long, time ago there lived my great-great-grandfather and mygreat-great-grandmother.
Summary: (from my library’s catalog) Come explore a boy’s family tree one side at a time, starting from the front of his photo album and then starting from the back–and see how they come together in the middle!
I like this book because: of the nifty idea to have the two (family) sides come together in the middle! AND it’s sooooo beautifully rendered! You might remember Petričić’s illustrations for another wonderful book: The Man With The Violin, written by Kathy Stinson – watch the trailer/interview below.
Resources/Activities: Research your family tree by asking relatives for help; ask relatives for favorite stories about family members.
For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.