Saturday, January 3, 2015

This Librarian's Quick Picks: Shh! We Have A Plan

Shh! We have a plan by Chris Haughton book coverShh! We Have a Plan!
by Chris Haughton
Candlewick (Sep. 9, 2014)
Picture Book


Four friends stalk a bird through the forest. The smallest one waves and says hello. “SHH! We have a plan!” say the other three. But will their plan actually work?

Why You'll Love It:
  • Chris Haughton limits the palette of his retro-looking illustrations to shades of blue, with the exception of the orange and magenta bird. Flitting from page to page, the bird is as eye-catching to the reader as it is to the friends chasing it.
  • Children will relate to the smallest of the four friends. While his larger peers want to capture the bird, he wants to befriend it. His approach eventually proves the right one, attracting multitudes of birds in a pay-off of explosive color.
  • A great choice for read alouds, with plenty of possibilities for funny voices and dramatic pauses.
Who Should Read It:

Perfect for PreK-grade 2...and here's the book trailer:

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