Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Picture Books to look out for

Noah's Mittens
by Lise Lunge-Larsen
This is a playful pourquoi tale. How the leopard got its spots. Why do chameleons change colour. These are examples of such tales. Pourquoi [por-kwa] means "why" in French. Pourquoi tales are old legends told to explain why certain events happened. These tales often start in the past and end when the explanation is complete.

A Very Full Morning
by Eva Montanari
A not so typical story about first day of school. First day is a frightening day for many. However, the kids will be reassured and sigh with relief when the story comes to an end.

by Chris Van Allsburg
If you are a fan of Chris Van Allsburg, you will not want to miss this. Once again, he had managed to marry his characteristic twist in the story and stunning illustration in this spell-binding tale.

These are Houghton Mifflin Fall 2006 publications (to be published in US around Sep/Oct).

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