Grasping any concept is an important tool. Similarly, understanding the big ideas or themes in a story can make it extremely enjoyable and rewarding. Picture book creators are great at using simple words or just illustrations to get that message across. The next time you read a picture book pay close attention to how the author uses certain words or word combinations and how the illustrator uses colors to drive those themes. The following five titles are just a few of the picture books one can use for exploring themes with young readers.
I like it when people objectively read something without me nudging them in a certain direction. There are many themes in the books I chose and I want this to be a pure exchange between the reader and his/her audience and vice versa. That aha moment is something that people remember for a very long time and something no one can ever take away.
|Happy Book Birthday, Baptiste! The Field: Born March 6, 2018.|
Baptiste Paul is the Author of The Field. He is a man of many talents—from woodworking to gardening to entertaining hoards of children for hours on end. Born and raised in the Caribbean Island of Saint Lucia, Baptiste is a native Creole/Patois speaker and enjoys roasting his own coffee and chocolate. Baptiste currently resides with his family in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Visit baptistepaul.net to learn more about upcoming titles.