Today I'm linking up with Amanda and Stacia (super-sweet ladies!) at Collaboration Cuties for their fabulous "Must Read Mentor Text" linky to share a delightful NEW (so new it's not even out yet!) book with you called Blucy! It's an ebook written by the lovely Julia Dweck, who also happens to be a classroom teacher!
|Click on the cover to read more on Amazon!|
|Blucy is filled with wonderfully vivid illustrations!|
I like Blucy because it's fiction with a bit of fantasy and imagination mixed in- kids love that! They think, "What if a cat really could turn blue?!?!" Children also love stories about animals and relate well to stories about pets- something to which many of them have a personal self-to-text connection.
In addition to the story being engaging, the illustrations (done by Erika LaBarre- can you say talented?) are absolutely captivating! Gorgeous chalk-pastel pictures that your kids will pour over!
The rich language in Blucy lends itself perfectly to teaching many reading and writing strategy mini-lessons:
- context clues
- vocabulary- synonyms
- writing- word choice
- point of view
- character traits
- story elements
Like I mentioned, Blucy is a NEW ebook; it is on pre-sale at 20% off until August 12th. (FYI-I am not an Amazon affiliate and get NO compensation for this review.) That is a fraction of the cost of a new hardcover picture book! Go check it out HERE- what a deal!
Don't forget to head over to the Must Read Mentor Text Linky to read up on some other great titles!