I adore picture books. Coming from a design background, illustrations are a huge draw for me.
But that's not all...
You may think that by fifth grade, picture books are history, and I don't use them in class any more.
They still serve many purposes such as teaching:
- Elements of storytelling
- Cause and Effect
- Picture vs. text connection
- Main Idea vs. Detail
And they are also:
- An accessible practice tool for English Language Development
- Material for reading aloud to younger cross-age buddies that carries the added bonus of refining speech presentation skills
My latest crush is an adorable book,
by Sarah Lynn with Illustrations by Daniel Griffo, about three kids racing for the finish line in a clever counting lesson.
Admit it, you said, "Oh, how cute."
Here's a fun trailer for Va Va Vroom. I dare you not to be charmed.
I also want to give a shout out to Tip Tap Pop another treasure from Sarah Lynn. This story about a grandfather and a granddaughter will warm your heart.
The holidays are coming. Children + Picture Books = LOVE
Long Live Picture Books.