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Reading picture books with children : how to shake up storytime and get kids talking about what they see / Megan Dowd Lambert in association with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art ; foreword by Chris Raschka.

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  • ISBN: 9781580896627 (reinforced for library use)
  • ISBN: 1580896626 (reinforced for library use)
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 152 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 134-142) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword -- Preface Reading with Children -- Introduction How I Learned to Think with My Eyes -- Chapter 1 That's About the Size of It -- Chapter 2 Coming Attractions -- Chapter 3 Visual Overtures -- Chapter 4 Slow Down and Look -- Chapter 5 Knocked Out by Type -- Chapter 6 Gutter Talk and More -- Chapter 7 "Children, Children, What Do You See? -- Chapter 8 The Picture Book Playground -- Acknowledgments -- Resources -- Notes -- Image Credits -- Index.
Summary, etc.:
"A new, interactive approach to storytime, The Whole Book Approach was developed in conjunction with the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and expert author Megan Dowd Lambert's graduate work in children's literature at Simmons College, offering a practical guide for reshaping storytime and getting kids to think with their eyes,"
Subject: Picture books for children > Educational aspects.
School children > Books and reading.
Language arts.

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2016 January

    Lambert's Whole Book Approach challenges librarians to think differently about how they share a picture book in a group setting. It asks adult readers to value the opinions of young listeners and to engage them to become active participants as they try to make meaning of all they see and hear during a shared reading. This volume gives concrete examples and practical tips on how to do a shared reading based on the Whole Book Approach; through a conversational style and clear directions, Lambert offers support for librarians and teachers testing out new ways of engaging young listeners. The author developed this method during her graduate studies in children's literature at Simmons College and while working in the Education Department of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. As she points out, the Whole Book Approach method of sharing picture books starts right on the title page—adults share vocabulary information about the various parts of a physical book. Lambert goes on to dedicate individual chapters to "Jackets and Covers," "Endpapers," "Front Matter," "Typography," and "Page Design" and spends a good deal of time on how to foster a child's visual intelligence. The author's storytime anecdotes are funny, touching, and ultimately illuminating, highlighting how this approach can open new avenues to explore with children. VERDICT An essential purchase for any educator wanting to understand and apply the Whole Book Approach in their storytimes, or for those who would like to better understand the various parts and wonders of the picture book as a unique art form.—Renee McGrath, Nassau Library System, Uniondale, NY

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