Hello, I was a bit late to change my blog address in my gravatar profile so I thought I’d better get over here and tell you I’ve moved! You can find me at http://catherinemjohnson.com.
This is such a funny title considering I’ve sent all my subscribers to my (not quite ready blog) ;)
All by Myself written and illustrated by Ivan Bates.
HarperCollins Publishers, 1st February, 2000.
Suitable for: 3-7 year olds.
Themes/Topics: Independence, courage, teamwork.
Every morning, Maya and her mother had breakfast together. Maya’s mother would reach for her long trunk high into the branches of a tree and pick the juiciest leaves for them to eat together.
Every day Maya’s mother picks leaves for breakfast with her long trunk. Then one day Maya decides she wants to pick the leaves? all by herself!
One little elephant plus one tall tree can only mean one big problem. Luckily, Maya’s mother thinks she just might have the answer….
A warm and reassuring look at a plucky little elephant who is determined to start growing up.
Find something pretty tall and pretend you need to reach the branches. You can try four different things. What would you choose before you asked for help? Discuss how easy/difficult it is for animals to find their food.
I love the watercolor illustrations and really fancy having a go at doing the cover sometime. Aren’t those tiny eyes so cute on a giant elephant?
Find more perfect picture books at Susanna’s awesome picture book library. Have a great weekend!
Quick news flash! My zombie book Zompoemz is already available on Amazon in paperback $8.67 here. The ebook is almost ready. Watch this space or maybe not. You see silly me pressed a little button to transfer my lovely blog readers to my new blog and it’s not ready yet. Oops! I just need to add a sign up part and share buttons and it will do for now. I’ll keep you (blog) posted wah wah!
I can’t wait to share the zombie video I did with the kids, it was so fun!
Anyway I think it’s time to dance. Check this video out it is so cool!
At last it is picture book season again. Susanna is back with Perfect Picture Book Friday. Alas I’m having trouble commenting on her blog but I for sure read them.
Here is a book which is perfect to instill a love of reading in kids.
Dog Love’s Books written and illustrated by Louise Yates,
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York an imprint of Random House Children’s Books.
Suitable for: 3-7
Themes/Topics: Actively enjoying what you do rather then waiting for something to happen, patience, belief.
Dog loved books.
He loved the smell of them.
And he loved the feel of them.
Dog loves books so much he opens his own bookstore. He sits there impatiently waiting all by himself until he gets distracted by reading and then never feels alone. He knows what to do when customers roll in.
practice sketching characters
Activities: Pretend to open a bookstore using the books you have at home. Which books would you recommend? Which book would a customer catch you reading?
What a delightful book this is and the end papers are lovely too with all the dogs. Read more perfect picture books in Susanna Hill’s wonderful library of picture books.