The Geisel Challenge: Week 4

Mr. Colby Sharp and I are talking about the 2009 Geisel winners today. Please visit Colby's blog to watch his video. 

Are You Ready to Play Outside?  by Mo Willems 

"So, I spend a lot of time simplifying my line and simplifying my books, so that they can be as effortless-seeming as possible. For example, in Knuffle Bunny, all the backgrounds are photographs; but they're not actually photographs, you see, because there's an emotional truth. Everyone's eyes do us this great favor. They hide all of the ugly stuff. They work as a beauty filter." - Mo Willems

Chicken Said, "Cluck!" by Judyann Ackerman Grant; illustrated by Sue Truesdell

One Boy by Laura Vaccaro Seeger 

Read this wonderful interview with Laura Vaccaro 

Stinky by Eleanor Davis 

Download the Stinky discussion guide. 

Stinky is available on Professor Garfield's website.

Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator by Sarah C. Campbell; photographs by Sarah C. Campbell and Richard P. Campbell

"A wolfsnail glides along a leaf, hunting for snails and slugs. Watch as the wolfsnail finds and eats a snail." -Sarah C. Campbell

Visit Sarah's website to download activities. 


  1. OK, now ordered THIS week's batch of books from the library! Trying to keep up, you guys :D


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