Perfect Picture Book Friday! Pool by JiHyeon Lee

19 Sep
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!

poolPool
By JiHyeon Lee
56 pages – ages 3+
Published by Chronicle Books on May 5, 2015

Theme/Topic- Imagination/Creativity/Friendship

Genre- Fiction/Wordless

Opening 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. “

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!

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Catherine Johnson September 19, 2015 at 9:13 am #
I feel like I’ve seen that cover. What a great concept and I love wordless ones. Great review, Erik!

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Dr Niamh September 19, 2015 at 9:59 am #
This looks gorgeous. And yes! School does seem to get in the way of a lot of things!

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marlainagray September 19, 2015 at 10:25 am #
I totally agree with you – this is a beautiful book!

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