I love when books can help gain understanding in school and these next two books from Candlewick Press did just that!
A Is For Awesome by Dallas Clayton
Alliterative and rhyming words of wisdom surrounded by all new art fill this energetic alphabet book by Dallas Clayton. Bursting with color and life, each spread offers a rhythmic phrase and an abundance of artwork illustrating the featured letter. The message of dreaming big and living life to its fullest permeates every page, inviting readers to “learn some new letters that you can use to make magical words and share big ideas.”
Firefly July by Paul B. Janeczko, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
It only takes a few words, if they’re the right words, to create a strong image. Whether listened to in the comfort of a cozy lap or read independently, the thirty-six very short poems in this collection remind readers young and old that a few perfect words and pictures can make the world glow. Selected by acclaimed poet Paul B. Janeczko and gorgeously illustrated by Melissa Sweet, Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems invites children to sample poems throughout the four seasons.
My take: My kindergartener has been learning a letter a week in his classroom so A is for Awesome is a perfect complement to his curriculum. I love all of the illustrations, especially all of the drawings of objects for each letter. My kindergartener has had a great time trying to guess all the objects’ names. My second grader just got done learning about poems a couple of weeks ago and Firefly July really shows how powerful words can be. Gorgeous illustration is included with each page.
Candlewick Press is generously offering 1 lucky MommyPR reader their very own copies of A is for Awesome and Firefly July!
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