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|Vulture View by April Pulley Sayre|
Author: April Pulley Sayre
Illustrator: Steve Jenkins
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Word Count: 180
Top 10 Element: Patterns
This book also includes rhyme and word play, but I think the Element #8: Patterns is more prevalent. That may seem hard to do with only 180 words, but April Pulley Sayre pulls it off beautifully.
Patterns is an element in which you can utilize repetition, utilize a circular pattern, or any number of other patterns. Vulture View definitely has a circular pattern that links the beginning and ending to each other, as well as a nice use of rhyme and repetition.
The first spread opens:
The sun is rising.
It heats the air.
Wings stretch wideUp, up! So they can...eat!
to catch a ride
on warming air.
It asks, "Over there? (It is actually more specific, but with a book this short, I can't quote the whole thing.)
No, no. (a repeated pattern of the phrase up, up.)
Again. Over there? No, no.
And a THIRD time...over there? No, no. (So now you get your patterns of three, too!)
It continues by stating something that vultures:
sniff, search, seek for foods that......continues to next page to answer the page turn suspense.
...REEK!Then again with the questions repeated 3 times, this time for guessing what kinds of foods.
- flowers? No, no.
- smoke? No, no.
- dead deer? Yes, yes!
And the next page begins with this line:
Vultures like a mess. (rhymes with yes)
Next couple of spreads share things vultures do (again). This book is educational, after all.
And then a page ends with:
And you get another page turn.
...the sun starts to sink.
There's that pattern again. No, no. Yes, yes. Down, down. And THIS pattern is also a pattern of three - used 3x in the book - 3 examples of the repeated word.
And then it repeats the opening question, which is also similar to "over there?"
Going where?Going down, down, down!
Another page turn.
...the morning sun rises.
"Up, up" is repeated 3x on this final page. It also repeats the phrase "Going where?" again for a 3rd time of its use as well.
I tried to include as much as I could without giving away all 180 words. Hope it still makes sense and that you get a sense of how awesome this book is for patterns.
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