What if you had the chance to do anything or go anywhere? Where would you go? What would you do?
Aaron Becker took us on an fantastic journey
in his book. Watch the book trailer here, http://vimeo.com/69113063 Then hear what he has to say about creating this book at, http://www.storybreathing.com/the-making-of-journey/
WAIT...DON'T MAKE UP YOUR MIND YET! SEE WHAT'S BELOW...
Follow a mother and her two children as they journey from Nebraska to California on an amazing trip aboard a steam locomotive. The year is 1869 and the iron horse is ready to take you on a week long journey. See the sites, hear the sounds, feel the speed and learn about the inner workings of this amazing invention. Meet the author/illustrator, Brian Floca, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ8Z_68VPXk
See and experience a restored locomotive at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLFgxCEcXcM
BUT DON'T VOTE YET!!
YOU STILL HAVE ONE MORE TO SEE!!
Take one cat with a lot of attitude and 5 lost aliens and their spaceship that the cat thinks is his personal toy and watch the battle that ensues! With the help of the local insects they may have a chance against the king of the house. Listen to David Wiesner as he explains how the idea for this story has been twenty years in the making, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjNSxn3MVaM
Next week in school all the children in grades K-3 will vote for their Caldecott gold winner. First we'll talk about the illustrators use of color, line, layout and design. We'll talk about the feelings we get from seeing certain illustrations. We'll ask ourselves the question, do the pictures and the story fit together like a glove on your hand? If so, then we're ready to vote for our winner.
Stay tuned to hear the results next Thursday!