Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Book Review: Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do

August is officially here and many educators and parents are adding to their library shelves and gearing up for the 2012/13 school year. If you've got a preschooler or kindergartner at home or in the classroom, you'll enjoy the books I'll be reviewing over the next few weeks.

Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook, illustrated by Andy Robert Davies (Charlesbridge, July 2012)

Co-authors Heling and Hembrook challenge young readers to guess the job of seven people found in the community from the clothes that hang on their clotheslines. It’s cleverly written in rhyme with a question and answer format. There’s also another story that delightfully unfolds through Davies’ illustrations as the child turns the pages and ends in celebration. A shining example of how artfully and skillfully a concept book can work when it’s done to perfection. A must have for any preschool or kindergarten classroom. 

Extension activities for parents/educators can be found HERE at the authors' website.

With over ten books penned in their names, I was eager to talk to these co-authors about their collaboration process. Join me tomorrow for that interview and discover the secret to the duo's success.

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