Monday, February 16, 2009

2 New Picture Books

I picked up 2 new picture books today. First of all, I was THRILLED to see a new Bear book by Greg Foley. I am a huge fan of THANK YOU, BEAR and DON'T WORRY, BEAR. This new one is called GOOD LUCK BEAR and it is just as good as the others. I am working hard to help the primary students at my school find characters they love--characters they want to read about again and again. Bear is one of the characters they know. In this book, Bear finds a clover with three leaves. But his friend teaches him that a four-leaf clover means good luck. So, Bear goes off to find a four-leaf clover. His friends are not so supportive as he looks. The ending is a happy surprise just like we've come to expect from Foley. A great addition to this collection.

The other book that I bought was DUCK! RABBIT! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld. On the cover, there is a picture of a duck. Or is it a rabbit? Hmmm. It could be either and the book goes on to show you how. The book follows a kind of disagreement as to whether the drawing is that of a duck or that of a rabbit and each side of the disagreement tries to prove his point. This is one of those fun visuals that some people will see one way and others will see a different way. The author did a great job of turning the concept into a book for kids. I think kids will love the options and I can see lots of possibilities for talk and picture reading. A fun one to add to the library!

4 comments:

  1. I love both of these titles! great choices, great way to start the week!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Here is a youtube clip of the Duck, Rabbit book...very cute!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPCoe-6RRks

    ReplyDelete
  3. I checked out both titles to read with my step-daughter. We love them both!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Loved duck and Rabbit too! Can't wait to get my hands on Good Luck Bear!

    ReplyDelete

We welcome your contribution to the conversation! For some reason, our blog doesn't seem to stop loading. For more success leaving a comment, stop the loading before you comment.