We read this book for the first time today and we're pretty sure it's our new favorite. Though the story is not necessarily non-fiction, we were able to learn from the fabulous author Julia Denos as she brings the colors in this book to life. We learned that bringing a non-human element to life is called personification. The little girl in this book tries to tame all the beautiful colors in the world, but soon realizes that they are much better off free to mix and mingle in the wild where they belong. We made some awesome connections to our own lives as we read this beautiful, colorful, action packed book. Check it out at the library!
grew yawned stretched twirled bloomed whirled,
leaked swirled spreading billowing twisting
This is an awesome text we use for small moment stories! George McClements masterfully takes the terror of eating three peas at dinner time and turns in into some serious drama and a great read. Have you ever experienced this at your dinner table? We studied his words and noticed how he uses very specific action words to help the little boy come to life. He also uses speech bubbles to show what the parents are saying to each other throughout the very dramatic dinner scene. His character talk and move and this helps them become real for his readers.