Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday #62

11 Mar


Welcome to the NeighborwoodWelcome to the Neighborwood by Shawn Sheehy
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This pop-up looks at seven different creatures who are considered builders. It shows what they build, how they build them, to what purpose, etc. Then there’s the way the author manages to bring them all together to help build a sense of community, inter-connectivity.

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Bird & DizBird & Diz by Gary Golio
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Bird & Diz pays tribute to two bebop legends- sax player Charlie “Bird” Parker and trumpeter John “Dizzy” Gillespie- and how they riffed off one another to create a new form of music. The illustrations are reminiscent of Chris Raschka’s “messy style. The book folds out accordion style to reveal a double sided panoramic image.

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3 responses to “Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday #62

  1. trkravtin

    March 11, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    These two books are favorites on the spring Candlewick list. Welcome to the Neighborhwood is a welcome change from typical pop-up books. Bird & Diz will be a blog post of mine soon. I am in AWE of what they accomplish here. Admittedly it is a book that won’t appeal to everyone’s interest, but man, oh, man, what an incredible representation of music using visual means, which is not easy to do.

    Great post!

  2. Kellee Moye (@kelleemoye)

    March 11, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    I want to get more pop ups for my collection, so thank you for sharing a nonfiction one since all of the ones I have are fiction 🙂

  3. Tammy and Clare

    March 11, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Can’t wait to read Bird and Diz – Sounds like a powerful books for students


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