These are memes started by Teach Mentor Texts and Book Journey, and I'm excited to participate, along with many other bloggers, in reviewing books I read the previous week. I'll be reviewing picture books through adult books.
Books I read this week:
This is an emotional book about the power of home and how nothing can destroy the human spirit. It's wordless, and I loved how Amy, a Goodreads reviewer put it: "There are no words to really describe the devastating physical and emotional effects these events (natural disasters) have on people. That's why I think it is so appropriate that Flood is a wordless book." The illustrations are gorgeous and powerful, and the story a perfect example of resiliency.
Daisy Gets Lost by Chris Raschka
Aw...Daisy is back again, and this time she gets lost after getting distracted by a squirrel. The expressions on her face are priceless.
I love the illustrations in this book about children and snowflakes being unique and beautiful. The symbolism of the seasons remind us that spring and its promise of renewal and redemption is right around the corner. Touching tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.
MIDDLE GRADE/YOUNG ADULT