Today Biblio Links welcomes prolific picture book author Jean Reidy! Jean’s picture books are full of rhythm, rhyme, and fun–perfect for sharing with young and emerging readers. Her latest–and sixth!–picture book, All Through My Town, was released earlier this year to rave reviews.
Here’s the summary from the publisher’s website:
Bread is baking
School bus honks its horn
Who are the people in your neighborhood? Perfect for the pre-K set, this adorable rhyming text takes a walking tour of your community. The fresh modern art of Leo Timmers features hidden details and a perennial theme reminiscent of Richard Scarry. Little ones will beg to re-read again as they discover the characters who repeat throughout the art in this sweet and vibrant story.
Jean Reidy: You might find kids dressed as community helpers and performing jobs in a classroom make-believe town, complete with a post office, library and grocery story. The class could be playing community helper Bingo or make-a-match with rhyming words or acting out the many action verbs used in the story. Students might be performing an oral reading – with the honking, beeping, shrieking, ringing, city sounds – as well as rapping with the rhyme, rhythm and repetition in the book. Or you might find a fireman or policeman visiting as a special guest speaking to the kids about safety. The class may even be “out” of the classroom, touring a local bakery or library or touring their own neighborhood and then drawing neighborhood maps. Many, many more ideas for use in the classroom can be found in my free downloadable teacher’s guide here.
My website at http://www.jeanreidy.com/My blog at http://jeanreidy.blogspot.com/Twitter at https://twitter.com/jeanreidyFacebook https://www.facebook.com/jeanreidyTime Out for Teachers http://www.jeanreidy.com/Time_Out_for_Teachers.htmlSkype in the Classroom https://education.skype.com/projects/3413-time-out-for-teachers
Biblio Links: Thanks for joining us, Jean!
The Nitty Gritty~
Read the glowing reviews here.
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Publication Date: March 2013
Interest Level: 3-6 years
Number of Pages: 32