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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Picks of the Week: Latest from Denise Fleming & Lois Ehlert
I couldn't choose between these two new picture books by veteran children's author/illustrators Denise Fleming and Lois Ehlert. I shared Shout, Shout It Out! by Denise Fleming recently in storytime. This is a lively book - the colors pop, the bold illustrations are inviting and perfect for sharing in a group setting, and the text just begs to be read with enthusiasm, participation, and volume! :) The audience joins in with calling out the letters of the alphabet, numbers, colors, and animals they see. Don't forget to look for the mouse on each page - he has a special job at the end of the book!
Lois Ehlert's new book features her trademark collage artwork and features a talking pet dog. You don't believe me? Well, you'll just have to check out Rrralph to find out what I mean. This book is such a great audience participation story, too. It also works so well to promote early literacy skills. This one will be featured at a storytime soon.