BOOKSPEAK! and More

Over a week ago I ordered new library books with money I received from a generous parent. The books have started to arrive. Oh, joy! It’s like having Christmas every day!

One of the first books that graced my doorstep was BookSpeak! Poems About Books written by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Josée Bisaillon. Each page has a clever poem about books and their contents. Character, index, conflict, and illustrations are just a few of the topics addressed. To add to the charm of this book are Bisaillon’s illustrations. They are lively and colorful which makes it all the more fun to read this work of genius. As a librarian, I find this book not only entertaining but also a perfect teaching tool. It’s truly delightful!

If you’re looking for books that teach about writing, here is another one that you’re sure to enjoy. Mary Jane and Herm Auch’s hilarious The Plot Chickens is one not to miss. Lots of fun wordplay and illustrations make this book a winner when it comes to introducing the writing process. The elements of writing come alive as Henrietta, the chicken, writes a book of her own with a little help from her relatives in the chicken coop. This book is eggs-actly the right choice for beginning writers.

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