Friday, May 15, 2009

Not All Animals Are Blue by Beatrice Boutignon

This is a different type of picture book. It has a very specific purpose and it's "dialogic reading". DR is simply having a dialogue with your child about the book you're reading. Not All Animals Are Blue is perfect for that because it's written as questions and statements about the illustrations. It all encourages interaction. Parent and child can have hours of good conversation, prompted by Coutignon's text. Her sweet animal pictures are done in pen, pencil, and oil. Each animal in each picture has something a little different from the rest. Look for this in picture books and have fun!

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