I request so many picture books from the library that they made me my own “reserved” shelf. So, what do some of my recent favorites make me wonder?
MEET THE DULLARDS by Sara Pennypacker
I wonder: Could I write deadpan humor as good as this?
MOO! by David LaRochelle
I wonder: Could I write a story with just one word? (Don’t miss the back-flap matter!)
WHAT IN THE WORLD? by Nancy Raines Day
I wonder: Could I write something with such simplicity of
language and rhythm?
SPARKY by Jenny Offill
I wonder: Could I create a character, like Sparky, who just is who he is.
IF YOU EVER WANT TO BRING AN ALLIGATOR TO SCHOOL, DON’T! by Elise Parsley, Little Brown, 2015
I wonder: Could I make such great use of POV, understatement and interplay between text and art?
Wendi is giving away either a signed copy of any of her three Turkey books (TURKEY TROUBLE< TURKEY CLAUS or TURKEY TRICK OR TREAT) or a PB critique. To be eligible, be sure to comment on this post and strive to read mentor texts daily.
WENDI SILVANO (www.wendisilvano.com) is a former teacher, and the award-winning author of 21 picture books and early readers, numerous magazine stories and an assortment of educational materials. Her books TURKEY TROUBLE and JUST ONE MORE won the Children’s Choice Award, and TURKEY CLAUS was voted one of the 10 best picture books of 2012 by YABC.