I'm trying to simplify my blog. I know I don't blog a WHOLE lot, like every day...and that's okay. So my newest goal (for all the world to see) is to do my Read-4-Luck recommendations for PPBF every Friday, and then to follow that on Monday with my "new" Story Elements feature. Wednesdays are reserved for Whatever. Hey! Whatever Wednesdays! That has a nice ring to it. Well, it's for contest announcements, contest winners, High Five Interviews, and Pot-O-Gold Blogger Awards, among other things, maybe. Or maybe it could be Mixed-Up Mondays, and keep the Story Elements on Wednesdays. Anyway, I'm just glad to join PPBF again. So let's get started, shall we?
READ-4-LUCK acts as a book recommendation, book review, teaching tip, and writing lesson for children, parents, teachers, and writers. This fun weekly feature began back in October 2010 and is still going strong.
= Not bad. Might read twice.
= Fun read first few times. Would get from library again.
= Very enjoyable. Wouldn't mind owning a copy.
= Awesome! Multiple readings are never tiresome. May just have to buy it.
This week's Read-4-Luck pick is Because You Are My Baby by Sherry North.
"Lists wonderful ways a parent, whether a rock star or a geologist, could demonstrate love for a child."
Publisher: Abrams Books
Word Count: 310
Topic/ Theme: love, careers/ love
Resources: see "Teachers" below
The beautiful watercolor illustrations and short rhyming text definitely hold younger children's attention. Older readers may not ask for this book over and over again. My 8-y-o doesn't. My 5-y-o still loves it. Perfect for 2-4!
I love it! I own it! The rhyme is beautiful. The pictures are gorgeous. I never got tired of reading this one. So sweet. The language keeps it real.
A great intro for any career day unit. Second and third grade, even. There are 13 wonderful jobs listed. Could even be an intro to a rhyming unit. Hey, the two could even be combined! Picture books are perfect for unit or lesson introductions. If I had my own classroom (or could get paid to homeschool) I would use them every day for lessons, and poetry too!
Rhyme? YES! Couplets? YES! Short? YES! Need an example? Here you go! Seriously, the language is so beautiful.
Be sure to check back Monday for the next installment in Story Elements, #9 Rhyme! You'll get to peek into the book and see several of Sherry North's lyrical lines.
What's YOUR favorite Mommy/Lovey book? This is just one of the many I own.
Keep on keepin' on...