Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Animals fact and fiction
SQUIRRELS ON SKIS by J. Hamilton Ray with illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre. Random House 2013.
THUMPY FEET by Betsy Lewin. Holiday House, 2013.
OFF WE GO: A BEAR AND MOLE STORY by Will Hillebrand. Holiday House, 2013.
TURKEY TOT by George Shannon with illustrations by Jennifer Mann. Holiday House 2013.
BEST FOOT FORWARD: EXPLORING FEET, SLIPPERS, AND CLAWS by Ingo Arndt. Holiday House 2013.
BEAVERS by Gail Gibbons. Holiday House 2013.
Fins, flippers, claws, toes, teeth, tails: all these books present animals in action. Pairing the fiction (Lewin, Hillebrand, Ray, Shannon) with the nonfiction (Arndt, Gibbons) during story time or bedtime reading shows kids that books can inform or entertain and sometimes accomplish BOTH tasks.