Sorry I’m late about this! School got in the way! 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 I am a fan of really well done wordless picture books!
Pool By JiHyeon Lee
56 pages – ages 3+Published by: Chronicle Books on May 5, 2015Theme/Topic– Imagination/Creativity/FriendshipGenre– Fiction/WordlessOpening and Synopsis– Opening: “” [Wordless]Synopsis: From Goodreads; “What happens when two shy children meet at a very crowded pool? Dive in to find out! Deceptively simple, this masterful book tells a story of quiet moments and surprising encounters, and reminds us that friendship and imagination have no bounds. “
Pool By JiHyeon Lee – Our Review
Why I liked this book- This is a marvelous wordless picture book. It really encompasses unlikely friendships and the creativity in them, as such. Ms. Lee is a great artist. Her art masterfully tells a story that is an inspiring adventure.
The artwork is just stunning. The illustrations show that, with friends, you can do anything, and have a lot of fun. The art makes great use of white space, and has a really cool vibe to them. I recommend this book, and I look forward to more books by Ms. Lee.
Activities and Resources-
Take an ordinary circumstance, and then create something amazing from it, much like the MC in this book.
Try telling a story in only pictures. Kids can draw their own pictures or cut them out of magazines. Paste them together to make a story of your own.
You can get free wallpaper images of the book from Chronicle books – click HERE
There is also a great blog post over at Chronicle about how to read wordless picture books with kids – click HERE
To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!