Before I get to perfect picture book Friday I want to tell you if you didn’t catch the podcast interview I did with Daniel of the Readers and Writers Paradise blog, check it out! 🙂 Daniel is another kid who loves to review books and write (he’s also a champion chess player). Click HERE to go to the podcast. Make sure to follow his blog and you can find him on Twitter HERE.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE! Today Josie and I get to do Stanley and Katrina’s “Word of the Week!”
Now on to PPBF!
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 is a unique story.
by Clotilde Perrin
36 pages – ages 5+
Will be published by Chronicle Books on March 11, 2014
Theme/Topic- Time zones / multicultural
Genre- Realistic Fiction
Opening and Synopsis-
“It is six o’clock in the morning in Dakar, Senegal. Keita wakes up early to help his father count the fish caught during the night.”
The story goes on to show what people all over the world are doing at that very same moment. The reader travels through each time zone to show how the whole world is connected at that one moment.
Why I liked this book-
This is a very unique book. It really draws the reader into the story by following the story around the world. I like how the pictures on the pages flow into each other, like the images below, which is really cool.
I also like how the last image is the same as the first image, just with the text on the other side of the page. It being the exact same picture shows that you have “traveled” across the entire world.
The illustrations are very well done and magnificent. I love all of the little details in them.
This book will get kids learning about the different time zones. It also gets kids thinking about another person on the other side of the world could be doing something completely different from what they’re doing at that moment. It gives a feeling of how we are all connected in the world. It is one of those books that you can read over and over and over again (well, the ending kind of sets itself up for that). Even the unusual size of the book is cool (it’s 6″x13″). Mark your calendars, the book will be published on March 11th (I got an ARC). 😀
Activities and Resources-
There is a great pull-out world map in the back of the book that shows where the different stops in the book are.
Math is Fun has an interactive time zone map and a graphic explaining why we need timezones. Click HERE.
You can also get a world map (or a map of the country you live in) out that has time zones on it and have your kids choose a couple of places. Figure out what time it is there and try to think about what people may be doing there.
To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!