Down By The Station: Down by the station was my favorite book when I was little. This is mostly because of the song my mom sang with the pictures. The other part that would be entertaining to a kid is the bright colorful pictures of the baby animals going down, one by one down by the station
Inch By Inch: Like Down by the Station, it had a song that went with it, that I can still remember to this day. For a while this was my bedtime story every single night because I loved it so much.
The Purple Pebble: In this wonderful book, it was all neutral or gray colors, except for the purple pebble. As a kid this was the most interesting part of the book to follow, instead of the actual plot line.
King Bidgood: The illustrations were always packed with so much detail, so that every time I had it read to me, I looked for something new. My mom always had to wait five minutes to flip the page, because I wanted to focus on everything in the picture.
Are You My Mother?: A key thing I liked as a child was pictures and songs. In, Are You My Mother, it had simplistic drawings but bright colors. Something a four year old me loved!
Green Eggs And Ham: Dr.Seuss, a classic to all. Something all kids love, because of the bright colors and very, out there drawings. My favorite part of all of it were the rhymes. I was a very simple minded child.
The Little House: I did really love the drawings as a child, but for The Little House, one of the best parts to me, was the transformation the little
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For this book analysis, I read the book A Piece of Cake by Cupcake brown. It is a memoir told by Cupcake about her life. She starts the book at age 11, when she was living a normal and pleasant life with her mother in San Diego. She was quite close to her along with her step father (who, at the time, she thought was her biological father), and her uncle. Then out of nowhere, she finds her mother dead in her room and her life is shaken into disaster. The court system had to turn both her and her brother over to her biological father whom she never met, instead of giving her to the man she was raised by. Her father then sent her to a foster home where she was raped and beaten constantly. When she
The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death” (Rajneesh, n.d.). This short story narrates about a woman named Martha Bes that apparently died. The main character is debating whether or not she is alive or dead. Also she goes about asking what God wanted her to do. “The book of Martha” written by Octavia Butler uses literary elements to present the overall message what is God’s purpose in life.
Seuss was still able to make reading fun and enjoyable to children. Along the lines of his illustrations, Theodor Geisel was among the first authors to put illustrations equal with text, enabling his readers to follow the action and the story simultaneously. True to his eccentric character and unique perspective, Seuss basically drew things as he saw them. Surprisingly, he had strict guidelines on how to write children's books. There was only one illustration per page and nothing could describe anything pictured. That way, children can work out the story from the illustrations. In addition, his characters are unique. Although his characters may seem simplistic, Seuss' illustrations are inimitable. Through his drawings, word selection, and rhythm, Seuss created subliminal messages for his readers.
In Kevin Clarke’s essay from Speaking of Reading, the greatest obstruction faced by Clarke in learning to read was his own negative mindset and way of looking at himself as a reader. When Clarke was young and had just commenced reading it was evident that he had struggles and even says himself “I was too afraid I wouldn't be able to understand another book” (4). Clarke saying this illustrates that he created his own negative way of thinking by fearing failure and not understanding something which is a major obstacle for him in learning to read. In addition to this, Clarke feels as if he doesn’t have what it takes to be a superior reader and goes on to say “I assumed I was wrong...I don’t trust myself to read it right”
Furthermore, the illustrations paint a beautiful picture that I like to think is an insight into a child’s mind, which I is a key element in this book and what makes it so great. Since the book is narrated by a child the intentional simplicity of the words and the controlled chaos that is the illustrations breathes unadulterated life into a rather normal children’s book.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, winner of the American Institute of Graphic Arts Award, Best Children’s Books of England citation, Nakamori Reader’s Prize, and several others. (Picture)
This paragraph shows that Barker spent a lot of time putting details into his illustrations was very important because they created lots of suspense and force you to pay attention to the illustrations.
When I was young I would drown my floor with Dr. Seuss and books that gave excitement to me just by holding them. I loved looking at the pictures, the endless rhymes, and magical color schemes because I had no other outlet than books to reach in a grab my attention the way they could. That’s why picture books are almost a necessity to a child’s development. The type of
The David Pelzter book I choose was “A Child Called It,” I’d never read it before so I was excited to get into it. A quick Google search found me the PDF of the book and I began reading it immediately. The first thing I noticed was the cover, I knew the book was familiar and instantly remembered seeing it all through my primary and secondary educational settings. I use to read books for fun before I started college, but since starting I had absolutely no real free time, so this assignment was a breathe of fresh air.
Dr. Seuss, also known as Theodor Geisel, had a humble beginning in the early twentieth century. Dr. Seuss grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts and learned to draw at his local zoo. This began his creative thinking and unique drawing style. Dr. Seuss used his wild imagination and innovative art style to create many classic children’s books. Dr. Seuss was a highly successful author that forever changed children’s books and had a profound impact on many children around the world.
The core pages in the Big Book structure their information in a step by step fashion. It begins with Bill’s Story. The story of how Bill started his own journey through alcoholism and became a founding member of A.A. The following chapters target the alcoholic in different areas of their life. Chapter two and three talk about how, through science, spirituality, and personal experience, the founding authors discovered the solution to their alcoholic illness and the ways they could beat it. Chapter four targets the alcoholic who may shy away from the religious or spiritual talk about “God” and how the program handles the idea of God or a “higher power” as those in the group see it. Chapter five and six are the nuts
The Cat in the Hat is a good book for many reasons including how well illustrated and how well written the book is. Dr. Seuss has been known as a genius when it comes to children’s books. He is very well known and that is one of the reasons why I chose The Cat in the Hat. The Cat in the Hat is about a cat who tries to make two kids have fun on a rainy day while their mom is away. There is also a fish who is an antagonist of the story because he is keeping the children from having fun by constantly reminding them that their mother would not like what was happening in her house.
Lesley Choyce’s The Book Of Michael illustrates that it is important to move on from hardships that occurred in our past. Michael decided to move on from his girlfriend’s murder, and instead of mourning, he decided to go back to school and do something with his life. “I had nothing to lose. I had already lost it all. I was free. Strangely enough, my parents tried to stop me. They thought I had lost my mind. ‘Why today?’ my dad asked. ‘What do I have to lose?’ was my answer.” (Choyce 147-148) This quotation tells us that Michael wanted to go back to school and start a new life again. He keeps repeating that he has nothing to lose, which shows us that he is starting from scratch again and has nothing that he can possibly lose. In addition, Michael
Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, is perhaps one of the most beloved children's authors of the twentieth century. Although he is most famous as an author of children's books, Geisel was also a political cartoonist, advertisement designer, and film director (Kaplan). He used the power of imagination to produce unforgettable children's books and helped solve the problem of illiteracy among America's children. By using his experiences in life as a foundation for most of his books, Theodor Geisel created a unique writing style that incorporated various elements and techniques, enabling his books to appeal to people of all ages.