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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday

If I Wrote A Book About You by Stephany Aulenback, illustrated by Denise Holmes is a delightful book about a mother's love for her child.  She writes how wonderful her child is everywhere in all kinds of ways. She writes it with tree branches, toy pieces, peas, noodles, sunshine, and stars.  
 The artwork was hand drawn with ink pen or nib and then scanned in and colored digitally. There are so many different types of writing, using lower case letters with sticks, cursive in the sand, upper case with dominoes, and so many others.  This is a great way of showing children different kinds of font, writing, and environmental print too. We see signs on shops, with straight lines you make cursive writing, and with stars, or bubbles you piece them together to make letters.  This book with please the Early Literacy Librarians and Teachers immensely!  I see this winning some "Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play" awards this year.  See more on this at Every Child Ready to Read.
I'll use this title with PreK and Kindergarten and recommend it to parents and teachers to read with their children.  It's such a loving story.  It would be fun to have kids come up with personal ways their parent would write about them, like at a little league game, with the bats, or at the park with stones, or swimming with floaties or water waves.

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