Monday, November 12, 2012

It's Monday! What are you reading? 11/12/12

Jen and Kellee host a weekly meme called "What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA." It encourages you to share what you read during the previous week and to plan what you're going to read/review during the current week. Thank you, Kelly and Jen, for hosting this fun meme.

Little Tug. Written and illustrated by Stephen Savage. Roaring Brook Press, 2012. 

What's my favorite illustration? 

I will share this illustration when I booktalk Little Tug:

What's my favorite line? 

"And the great big ocean liner gives Little Tug a great big--hug."
Will I buy a copy for my school library? DEFINITELY 

Read this Q & A with author-illustrator Stephen Savage.  

Stephen Skyped with Lauren Strohecker's students about Where's Walrus? and Little Tug

Hey, Presto! Written and illustrated by Nadia Shireen. Random House, 2012. 

What's my favorite illustration?
I want to frame this illustration: 

What's my favorite line?  

"Presto gave a contented purr, and Monty promised that things would be different from now on." 

Will I buy a copy for my school library? FOR SURE  

Nadia Shireen discusses how she created Hey, Presto!

Nadia Shireen brings to life a scene from Good Little Wolf.

Splat Says Thank You! Written and illustrated by Rob Scotton. Harper, 2012. 

What's my favorite illustration? 

What's my favorite line?  

"And when I went to bed early, you sneaked me a flashlight so I could read my book."

Will I buy a copy for my school library? YES

Download the Splat Says Thank you activity booklet.

The next time you need to send a thank-you card, click here

The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox


  1. I borrowed The Slave Dancer from our libraries when we had our immigrant theme a few months back but I never got around to reading it. Glad to see a new Nadia Shireen title. I won a copy of her Good Little Wolf a year ago and enjoyed it immensely.

  2. Hey Presto reminds me a little bit of Elephant & Piggie. The first one, Little Tug, looks very cute. Thanks. I remember liking The Slave Dancer-wonder if it will hold up?