Saturday, October 24, 2009
Readathon: Hour 18: Nic Bishop: Butterflies and Moths
Nic Bishop: Butterflies and Moths by Nic Bishop
The photographs are incredible. The text is pretty darn good, too.
Nic Bishop: Frogs won last year's Cybil nonfiction picture book award. Does that hurt this year's Nic Bishop entry? Or does it help it?
Just a dollop:
"There is no mistaking a butterfly. Its colorful wings skip in the air like petals blown by the wind. Blues, reds, and yellows dance in the sunlight. Some shimmer like tinsel."
Comments from children:
Only one of the kindergarten boys said he would like to check out this book over and over. One boy said he would check it out for his mother!
A lot of kids said they would check it out a lot. But one boy said he thought some of the pictures were too creepy.
They liked the pictures a lot and seemed to understand the text.
5, 5, 5, 5, 0