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That Neighbor Kid by Daniel Miyares
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it was amazing
bookshelves: etec545-class-2, etec545-class-2-beginning-concept

That Neighbor Kid (2017) is a wordless picture book written and illustrated by Daniel Miyares that tells the visual story of a young boy moving into a neighborhood and reading a book on Living in Trees in his new backyard. Unbeknownst to the young male, his new neighbor, a young girl around the same age, spies on him from a far and continually progresses closer to him as he begins building his tree house. While he attempts to build the tree house, he finds himself confused by the instructions in the book, only to get bailed out and helped from the neighborhood girl. Together, they start working on the tree house while also building a budding friendship. Not the entire book is wordless as there is a two page spread of the two meeting face to face and greeting each other with "Hi." However, the rest of the book reads like a silent movie shown in widescreen; interestingly enough, most of the color palette of this book is made up of a spectrum of grays. This changes when the two new friends start building the tree house and brighter colors (orange, reds, yellows) are introduced to help show the blossoming of both characters' worlds. The book can be read by an adult to a developing young reader or be read independently by any Pre-K to 2nd grader for fun/leisure and to help with their own visual literacy. Even without words, the book should help young students develop ways to recognize the flow and beats of a story.
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Started Reading
2018 – Finished Reading
February 28, 2018 – Shelved
February 28, 2018 – Shelved as: etec545-class-2
February 28, 2018 – Shelved as: etec545-class-2-beginning-concept

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