Wednesday, February 11, 2015

One Wonderful Book


          Come Visit the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge hosted by Alyson Beecher at Kidlit Frenzy.  











               An Island Scrapbook-Dawn to Dusk on a barrier island - written and illustrated by Virginia Wright-Frierson

           I haven't read many non-fiction PB books lately, but have read oodles of non-fiction reports from my students getting ready to share their unit research this Thursday at our Expo evening. Loads of good topics there! 
           However, I was searching for a book to help a student do some sea creature sketching and discovered this wonderful book. 



It is a story of a day of a mother and daughter spending time, as the title says, from dawn to dusk on their barrier island. They explore the flora and fauna everywhere, from pond to maritime forest to sea, carrying their paints and brushes along to capture the beauty. There are a number of photographs included, too. The story text tells the mother/daughter story while the illustrations are filled with explanations and labeled sketches throughout. It's a beautiful story to read aloud a bit at a time from painting the sunrise to watching baby sea turtles emerge from their eggs at sunset. And it could be used as a mentor text for numerous kinds of field journal pages/lessons.
           Here is one example of the lovely pages:

15 comments:

  1. What a beautiful book! I love the cover. It reminds me of the design of Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Melissa Steward. I will definitely need to check it out. It would be great for my literary/creative nonfiction unit.

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    1. I was happy to find this, Holly. It is gorgeous. Hope you are able to find it!

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  2. This post reminded me of, And the Tide Came In . . . Exploring a Georgia Salt Marsh: http://arepreading.tumblr.com/post/37907704586/saltmarsh.

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    1. Thanks, Gigi. I was excited to find it. It will be helpful in numerous ways.

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  4. Perfect for what you were looking for. Love the sketch book feel.

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    1. Thanks, Carrie. It will be a good mentor text I know.

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  5. It looks like one to linger over. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Crystal-makes me want to be at the beach for sure!

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  6. Oh my goodness, this looks absolutely gorgeous, dear Linda. And seems like a great mentor text too for mothers and daughters who want to do a similar project. :)

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    1. Yes, wonderful for a variety of projects, Myra. Thanks!

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  7. I haven't heard of this book either, but now I'm intrigued! Might need to read it with my eyes closed and picture myself on the beach vs. this frigid weather! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Yes, looking at beach pictures may help one's feelings about this latest storm. Thanks, Michele!

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  8. Oh, that looks gorgeous. Thanks, Linda!

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