Hello. My name is Sandi. And I love picture books. I love to read the words. I love to read the pictures. I love to buy them. I love the stiffness of a new book. I love the tatteredness of a well loved book. I love seeing my kidlets delight in books.
So, I am linking up with Lindsey from The Teacher Wife.Lindsey has asked us to list our top five picture books.
So, in random order, here they are...
I love the lilting rhythm of the rhyming text, the repetition and twist at the end. At a workshop I found a Gruffalo - it called my name, I paid for its adoption, and it found a new home in my classroom.
The Napping House
author: Audrey Wood illustrator: Don Wood
A gentle story invites the reader into the story through the cumulative repetitive text, the cleverly detailed illustrations and the changing colour palette reflecting the story events.
author: Robert Munsch illustrator: Michael Martchenko
High energy, repetition, fun and engaging illustrations make this a classic. Robert Munsch is Canadian; for me, that's the icing on the cake.
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus