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Tabitha rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Flotsam by David Wiesner
Flotsam
by David Wiesner
read in October, 2009
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All ages – (they would get different things at different levels)

Wiesner incorporates a lot of realism in his illustration for Flotsam, using bright colors and realistic scenes from the beach where you could almost hear the seagulls. He uses framing
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Tabitha rated a book 5 of 5 stars
My Diary from Here to There/Mi diario de aquí hasta allá by Amada Irma Pérez
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Ages: 2nd grade-5th grade

Gonzalez created a rainbow of colors and realistic imagery in the book, My Diary from Here to There. She designed an array of curved shapes, patterns, and a variety of tones to express the mood of the story. Perez wrote the t
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Tabitha rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Big Snow by Berta Hader
The Big Snow
by Berta Hader
read in November, 2009
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Ages: PreK- 3rd grade

Hader used a mixture of black and white sketches broken up with colored illustrations in The Big Snow. The patterns displayed the effect snow has on the world around making the scenery stark and white. The art in color showed the
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Tabitha rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Rosa by Nikki Giovanni
Rosa
by Nikki Giovanni
read in November, 2009
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Ages: 3rd grade- 6th grade

Collier’s illustrations in Rosa contain a collage of paintings to create the effect of all the various moods this story delivers. There are a vast amount of dark tones with subtle light emerging from the image of Rosa Parks.
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Tabitha rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Cheese by Margie Palatini
The Cheese
by Margie Palatini (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2009
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Ages: 1st grade-4th grade

Johnson and Fancher developed strategic illustrations in the book, The Cheese, which contained framing with thin, straight lines as well as curvy thin lines mixed with an array of primary and secondary colors. They created wo
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Tabitha rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Hurricane by David Wiesner
Hurricane
by David Wiesner
read in November, 2009
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Ages: Prek- 3rd grade

Wiesner’s illustrations are created in watercolor on Arches paper in the book, Hurricane.
He used thin, black lines to frame the realistic artwork which had very dark value in the beginning of the story and moved to a brighter int
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Tabitha rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Falling Flowers by Jennifer B. Reed
The Falling Flowers
by Jennifer B. Reed
read in November, 2009
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Ages: Kdg- 3rd grade

Cole used sketches and shading in his illustration of the book, The Falling Flowers. He incorporated framing, vertical and horizontal lines, and a pattern of rectangular shapes. The two main characters in the story stood out in a
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Tabitha rated a book 4 of 5 stars
We are the Ship by Kadir Nelson
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Ages: 3rd grade- 8th grade


Nelson’s artwork contained dominance, realism, medium texture, and a variety of colors in various values. He designed an explicit amount of detail in the shades of the background to the shading of the skin tones of the chara
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Tabitha rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Max & Mo's First Day at School by Patricia Lakin
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Independent read for 1st and 2nd grade

Floca’s illustrations expressed playful creativity that mimicked the message Lakin displayed in the words. The colorful pictures encompassed most of the pages to help intrigue the reader. Lakin also used large fo
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Tabitha rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Stanley, Flat Again! by Jeff Brown
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Independent read for 2nd grade

Nash illustrated with black and white pictures that are placed randomly throughout the story. This a great way to transition to chapter books without pictures. Brown tapped into the young reader’s imagination with the ch
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