Author: Hans Christian Andersen/Joohee Yoon
Illustrator: Joohee Yoon
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books, 2016
Themes: Toys, fairytales
Opening: Once there were five and twenty tin soldiers, all of them brothers, being made from the same tin spoon.
Summary: (from my library catalog) The perilous adventure of a toy soldier who loves a paper dancing girl culminates in tragedy for both of them.
I like this book because: I love fairytales, especially around the holidays – nostalgia? – and this is such a beautiful version! The text is also more palatable for younger ears, but together with the illustrations this is a book that multiple ages can enjoy together.
Resources/Activities: create art using just two colors, or one color and black; read more fairytales together! I find that winter-break was always a good time to bake, read, drink tea or hot cocoa, and just enjoy being together.
For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE