It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a community of bloggers who link up to share what they are reading. For more information check out the host blogs: Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers.
What I Read This Week…
A Unicorn Named Sparkle by Amy YoungWhen Lucy responds to an ad and buys a unicorn for twenty-five cents she imagines that it will be blue with a pink tail and mane. When her unicorn arrives he is not what she expected - he is more goat than unicorn. This is a story of unlikely friendship and learning to appreciate others for who they are. The illustrations are sweet and fun.
The Storyteller by Evan Turk
This is a lovely picture book about the power of storytelling. A boy searching for water listens to a storyteller tell what becomes a story within a story within a story. The author's endnote provides information about Morocco's storytellers and the fact that they are disappearing. This book celebrates storytelling helping readers to gain a renewed appreciation for the ancient art and tradition. Each page is filled with color that seems to sweep across the page, pulling you into the illustrations and the story. The story and the artwork are both lovely.