08 August 2007

For the Voracious Reader

For children just starting to appreciate the craft of a tale well told, here are two picture books that celebrate the joy of the written word: Winston the book wolf (McGee, Marni) and The Boy who loved words (Schotter, Roni.) The idea that shared stories have a healing or protective power has been explored in chapter books as different as Kathryn Lasky's Guardians of G'Ahoole adventure series and Alan Armstrong's barnyard fable Whittington. In keeping with the premise that the picture book is a format and not a limitation, it's satisfying to see complex ideas presented in a way that the youngest reader, or listener, can experience and learn from them.

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