WOO! ANOTHER 2 HOUR SCHOOL DELAY! YAY!!!
Let’s celebrate! It’s PERFECT PICTURE BOOK FRIDAY!!!
Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it has a great message!
Written and Illustrated by Andy Myer
32 pages – ages 4+
Published by Sleeping Bear Press on September 1, 2012
Theme/Topic- Imagination / boredom
Genre- Realistic Fiction
Opening and Synopsis- Taken from the inside jacket
“Poor Delia, nothing ever happens to her. Her life is so dull, dull, dull. But perhaps if Delia decided to look up or turn around, she’d see…
the elephants marching through her house… the pirate sitting behind her on the school bus… or even the submarine that rises to the surface right after she leaves the pool!
If Delia ever paid attention she’d realize her life is quite exciting after all!”
Why I liked this book – I love how Delia is *that close* to having an interesting day – if only she’d just look around and pay attention! That is a part of what makes the book hilarious to me. The other part is that Delia looks almost EXACTLY like a classmate of mine! 🙂 Mr. Myer has successfully written a book with a lot of humor, and teaching a lesson, without preaching it. The lesson is great – just look around and you’ll see all kinds of cool stuff going on. I love how Delia is walking to the bus-stop playing on a game console or something and totally missed the hot air balloons right above her or how she’s watching a TV show about aliens but misses that her house is actually invaded by aliens! This is a great book for kids of all ages! After all, who hasn’t felt like Delia? 😀
Activities and Resources –
I think hidden picture games is a great activity to go along with this book. You can find free printable hidden picture sheets at Squidoo by clicking HERE.
Animal camouflage pictures are a good way of showing kids they are missing something. For example, look at this picture of some sand and rocks –
Pretty boring huh? But ask the kids if they see the fish in the picture! You can find all kinds of cool animal camouflage pictures by just googling it.
To learn more about Mr. Myer and his other books, please visit his website HERE.
To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!