Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Poem for Peter by Andrea Davis Pinkney illustrated by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson*

The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of THE SNOWY DAY
Ms. Pinkney writes this poem to Peter, the main character in The Snowy Day to share how Ezra Jack Keats came to write and illustrate books featuring African American children and other cultures.
A very creative biography that utilizes figurative language to make its point.
The illustrations also use Keats' style with collage.
*Highly recommend.
-Borrowed from the library.
I read this aloud to my first grader and he lost interest in it towards the end (the figurative language made it a bit challenging for him to understand).

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