Summary How do you develop a product that people love? You start by listening to what people need. Then you research, experiment and ask for feedback. In The Crayon Man, we see how Edwin Binney created Crayola crayons. Binney was an inventor. His products made life… Continue Reading “The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons by Natascha Biebow and Steven Salerno”
Summary What would happen if you showed a silhouette of Charlie Chaplin to different generations? Just his outline. No name or labels. I bet older people will call out Chaplin’s name, but younger audiences will not recognize the figure. It’s interesting to think of… Continue Reading “Smile: How Young Charlie Chaplin Taught the World To Laugh (and Cry) by Gary Golio and Ed Young”
Summary Summary What makes a good day for you? This is the question Daniel asks people on his way to his grandmother’s house. Everyone has a different answer, depending on what they are doing at the moment. A bus driver has a good day… Continue Reading “Daniel’s Good Day by Micha Archer”
Summary This sweet story is written as a letter of thanks to water. A young girl expresses her gratitude to this essential natural resource. In her letter, she highlights where she finds water. Playful descriptions and illustrations capture water in thirty-one different places. Stenciled… Continue Reading “Hey, Water! by Antoinette Portis”
Read how Farmer Tantoh brought clean water to his village by using skills learned from his personal interests.
Summary With contemplative illustrations and word structure, Sophie Blackall tells the story of a lighthouse. Her creative talents shine with her ability to portray simultaneous events. We see the life of a lighthouse keeper contained in circles surrounded by rope. The evocative seascape takes… Continue Reading “Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall”