Monday, October 21, 2013

Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by Abby the Librarian.
For Nonfiction Monday  --  "A Is For Autumn" by Robert Maass.
Author and photographer, Robert Maass provides young readers with an autumn-inspired alphabet book.  Rich colors fill the pages with images of the season as he draws upon themes of nature, family and friends.
Some of the images are to be expected -- A is for Apples, B is for Birds flying south.  Other choices are more thought-provoking -- D is for Daylight getting shorter.  Not every letter is autumn specific such as E is for Exercise, but even here the family is shown biking along a road amid trees wearing their fall colors. As with many alphabet books, X proves to be a challenge with the author opting for X is for train tracks.  Overall though, the book is a visual pleasure and offers many opportunities for conversations about the season.
  • Be sure to visit this Writers Wednesday to meet talented author/illustrator David Derrick.

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