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Frogs by Nic Bishop
Frogs
by Nic Bishop
read in December, 2009
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Reading Level: K-up
Bishop uses the most vivid images when writing this story. The photos pop off of the page as the colors are very bright and clear. Also, the pictures are very large and zoomed in so that the reader can really get a good look at a
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Casey Brock rated a book 3 of 5 stars
When Marian Sang by Pam Muñoz Ryan
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Reading level: 1-5
Selznick uses an interesting assortment of colors in the illustrations. The use of browns, creams, and occasional color make the time period seem somber and almost dark. There is a dramatic effect that is added in the shading and t
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Casey Brock rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Abe Lincoln by Kay Winters
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Reading level: 1-3
Carpenter uses an interesting type of brush strokes while creating the pictures. They appear to be made on canvas because of the little white spaces between the brush strokes. The faces are rather fuzzy but they still show emotion.
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Casey Brock rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Horrid Henry And The Mega Mean Time Machine by Francesca Simon
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Reading Level: 2-4
Ross uses small illustrations throughout the story to increase the flow and to add more detail to the story. The illustrations break up the text and also paint a better picture for some of the things that may be a little abstract f
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Casey Brock rated a book 4 of 5 stars
A Good Night for Ghosts by Mary Pope Osborne
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Reading level: 2-4
Osborne uses a variety of small pictures throughout the story to break up and add detail to the text. Much like the story, “Horrid Henry,” the illustrations elaborate on more abstract ideas and scenes. The chapters are broken up in
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Casey Brock rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Polar Bears by Gail Gibbons
Polar Bears
by Gail Gibbons
read in December, 2009
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Reading level: K-2
Gibbons uses and interesting assortment of paint strokes and shading throughout the book. The shading shows the power of the bear and the wind and snow in the background makes the bears appear strong and determined. The text is in
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Casey Brock rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest by Steve Jenkins
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Reading level: higher K-2
Jenkin’s uses paint on the page that appears to give it a textured look. The texture makes the pictures come off the page and allows the reader to connect more to the animals and their surroundings. The illustrations in the
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To Dance by Siena Cherson Siegel
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Reading level: 3-7
Siegel and Siegel use a graphic novel format to create this story. The use of pictures mixed with text make this book an easy and fast read. The pictures are small throughout the book, but the pictures are very detailed. The faces
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Casey Brock rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Wall by Peter Sís
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Reading level: 3-8
Sis uses an interesting combination of text and illustrations throughout the book. Some of the illustrations appear in a comic strip format and that appears to show movement, while some of the other pictures come in small squares a
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Casey Brock rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Christmas Poems by Trina Schart Hyman
Christmas Poems
by Trina Schart Hyman
read in December, 2009
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Reading level: All

The illustrations in the poetry collection book are done by Hyman. She is able to use a very traditional looking set of pictures which page perfectly with the idea of "traditional" Christmas poems. There are many poems that are rel
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