Saturday, February 14, 2015

This Librarian's Quick Picks: Take Away the A

Take away the A by Michael Escoffier book cover picture bookTake Away the A
by Michaël Escoffier
Enchanted Lion (Sep. 9, 2014)
Picture Book


Text and illustrations look at how subtracting a single letter from a word can make an entirely different word.

Why You'll Love It:
  • Kris Di Giacomo’s illustrations add another level of wit and whimsy to Michaël Escoffier’s word shenanigans. For instance, dice, as ice, chill poker players’ drinks. For G, a glove falls in love—and scurries to a crosswalk after his paramour, an octopus.
  • The silly situations and fun details (almost all the characters are either animals or inanimate objects, and a mouse reappears in many of the illustrations), invite readers to linger over the artwork.
  • Sure to inspire children to craft their own word pairings: craft and raft? Pair and air? The possibilities are endless. I can't wait to have students make a class book using this as a mentor text.
Who Should Read It:

Great for grades 1-3...and here's the book trailer:

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