With its casual, fun storybook approach and its familiar Marc Brown illustrations, this book smoothly and effectively demystifies sexuality, privacy, gender stereotypes, and more, well before mystification has a chance to begin. Our girls think this book is a riot!
Every aspect of the traditional tale is reversed to its ridiculous extreme in this perfectly worded and illustrated retelling of “The Three Little Pigs”. I guess it could be seen as light and corny — and maybe this makes me light and corny — but I find this story to be meaningful, relevant and full of hope. After all, wasn’t Einstein’s definition of insanity repeating an action and expecting a different result?
A play based on this book is available for download on the Egmont website
Today we team up with Associate Professor Vivian Vasquez‘s Critical Literacy In Practice (CLIP) Podcast to bring you two distinct discussions of “Elbert’s Bad Word”. Click below to hear our Just One More Book discussion, pop over to Vivian’s site to hear the story unpacked from the critical literacy perspective, and then share your thoughts on the subject by posting comments on either of our sites.
Author: Barbara Reid
Illustrator: Barbara Reid
Published: 1999 Scholastic Canada, Ltd
Plasticine illustrations magically bring to life this rollicking rhyming narration of a happy childhood memory. Anyone who has experienced (or imagined!) the rollercoaster of emotions that is a large family gathering will love this beautiful book.
Thank you Guido Stein (It’s A Purl Man), Karen, Vivian (Clip Podcast), Bob Goyetche, Mitch Joel (Six Pixels of Separation), C.C. Chapman (Accident Hash), Charles Cadenhead (Mostly News), Christopher Penn (Financial Aid Podcast), Bryan Person (New Comm Road), Chris Brogan (Grasshopper New Media), Jason Van Orden (Promoting Your Podcast), Dave LaMorte (Teaching for the Future), Jeff (A Life of Play), and Whitney Hoffman (LD Podcast)
This modern retelling of a traditional Anishanabe tale, with its lively illustrations and characteristic yet current narration, brings to life the most adorable little turtle (who our family has named “Meegwetch”). This is one of our favourite Nanabosho books.
Here it is… our first Promo. It’s a minute long glimpse into the Just One More Book podcast, including clips from a number of our episodes. Feel free to pass it along!
Family harmony, humour and suspense make this beautifully illustrated story of collaboration and forgiveness a real hit.
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Author: Spencer Johnson
Illustrator: Stephen Pileggi
Published: 1977 Value Communications
With cartoony illustrations and stripped down stories the ValueTales Series of books use imaginitive devices to introduce young readers to historical figures and the personal attributes that helped them make a difference in their worlds.
If you are curious about the fate of the ValueTales, you can listen to an interesting interview about an attempt to revive these books on Mark’s ElectricSky podcast.
The first ever Roald Dahl Day is taking place on September 13, 2006 to mark what would have been the author’s 90th birthday and to celebrate his legacy.
This is a UK initiative, but who can resist celebrating Roald Dahl? So, grab something yellow and join in the fun at http://www.roalddahlday.info/
Today, we’re pleased to present three listener-submitted reviews:
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