Tuesday, August 24, 2010
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
"Tippity! Tippity! LIttle black Feet! Who is dancing that tippity beat?" As it turns out the ladybugs are dancing, then the elephants, ducks, bears and more. This is an action-packed romp that is just right for an active preschool storytime. I especially like Marc Brown's texture rich collage illustrations. He has used beautiful hand painted papers to create illustrations that make you want to reach out and touch every page. I am still certain I should be able to feel that caterpillars bumpy body!
The other day I stumbled across a bright board book with an adorable giraffe on the cover. It caught my eye with it's solid simple colors and inviting story. It's a little small to share with a group but I decided to give it a try in my Book Baby program at the library. The results were unexpected! During the typical Book Baby day, a few of the babies will look at the book, some will look all over the place and others will be wandering around the room while mom's try to gather them up. Not this day!! Saffy was a hit. Every baby in the room was transfixed by the story - possible attracted by the bold lines and solid colors. It was a great day and I plan to try others by Paola Opal in the near future!!