Sunday, December 4, 2016

In Plain Sight by Richard Jackson illustrated by Jerry Pinkney*

This book is so much fun!  Mr. Pinkney's illustrations are what tell the story in a way that draws you into the character and setting.
Every day after school Sophie runs into her grandfather's room to see if he has lost anything that day.  It is her job to find it (the reader can try to find it too!).  The reader will soon realize that the grandfather actually hides the object and that it is  little game between grandfather and granddaughter.
Very sweet!
Strategy: inferring (by looking at the illustrations that depict his room readers can infer what the grandfather's past life was like and what his current interests are.)
*Highly recommend.
-Borrowed from the library.

Recently I read an article on the blog Read Aloud Revival ( how children of color do not have enough books that are mirrors or windows.  Often diverse books center on a historical event or written to expose racial tensions.  A need for diverse books that celebrate the everyday are needed.  This book fits the bill!

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