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Tuesday, May 17

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    By Beatrice Schenk De Regniers
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    Bibliographical Data
    May I Bring a Friend?
    Author: Beatrice Schenk De Regniers
    Illustrator: Beni Montresor
    Publisher: Antheneum Books for Young Readers
    Publishing Date: 1964
    Age Range: 3-7
    ISBN: 978-0-689-20615-3
    Summary
    May I Bring a Friend? is a Caldecott Medal recipient of 1965 that tells the story about a young boy who gets invited to visit the king and queen for different occasions. Each time, the boy would politely ask the king and queen if he may bring a friend, and each time, the king and queen say yes. As the story continues, the boy would bring different types of animals to the parties, who are as polite and kind as the boy.
    Author Biography
    Beatrice Schenk De Regniers is an American author born in Lafayette, Indiana, on August 16, 1914. Her most well know books are May I Bring a Friend?; What Can You Do with A Shoe; Everyone is Good for Something. She attended the University of Illinois, then the University of Chicago for her graduate study. In 1941, she attended the Winnetka Graduate Teachers College. She was a member of the Authors Guild, Authors League of America, Society of Children’s Book Writers, and many more. She died in her home in Washington, D.C. on March 1, 2000.
    Review
    May I Bring a Friend? is wonderful picture book for all ages who enjoy a laugh and a surprise. The young boy brings light to a time of well-mannered and behaved children with entertaining friends. The cover of the book leaves a clue for the readers to guess what kind of friends this young boy has. The book is written with pattern and movement that readers continue to flip the pages to meet the friend’s of this boy and the reactions of the king and queen.
    Analysis of Literary Element
    In May I Bring a Friend?, there are two dominant literary elements of beautiful illustrations, and pattern and rhyme. Readers can enjoy the setting and background of the get togethers and silly characters dancing around the pages. Young children will be interested to find out who this little boy brings to the party next and find a new, or a few, happy faces. Pattern is achieved by the continuous sequence of the boy getting invited by the king and queen, the boy asking them if he could bring a friend, their response, and the different guests each time. Rhyming words are included to keep the fluidity of the story going and added fun.

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    Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear
    Author: Lindsay Mattick
    Illustrator: Sophie Blackall
    Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
    Publishing Date: October 20, 2015
    Age Range: 3-8
    ISBN: 978-0-316-32490-8
    Summary
    Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear is the winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal. The story begins with a young boy named Cole asking his mother to tell him a story. Though it is late, the mother lays the scene about a veterinarian named Harry Colebourn, who is off to war. On his way, he comes across a small baby cub on a train platform tied to rope with a trapper at the end of it. Colebourn buys the baby cub from the trapper and thus, begins their journey throughout the war together. The bear is named Winnie.
    Author Biography
    Lindsay Mattick is the great-granddaughter of Harry Colebourn, who brought the story of Winnie the Pooh to all generations. Mattick was born in Winnipeg, which Winnie is named after. She recounts the story that her great-grandfather told her a long time ago about a bear he met by the train. She has shared her family’s story through many different media outlets, and she decided to create picture book for all to read.
    Review
    Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear is a non-fiction picture book that depicts the truth about the real Winnie the Pooh. The story is not told with factual evidence line after line, but it has a story line with young Cole interjecting during story time with mom. The story keeps readers and listeners engaged with pictures that fill up more than half the page. It is enjoyable for all readers and leaves the little ones leaving comments and asking questions, along with Cole, about the love of a man and bear.
    Analysis of Literary Element
    An important literary element in Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bearis the plot. Winnie the Pooh has been an influential character for many children and adults alike. This is the true accounts of the real Winnie the bear and his guardian Captain Harry Colebourn. Since his great-granddaughter wrote the story, many readers are eager to finally learn the truth about their honey-loving idol. Finding Winnie is a picture book that keeps readers interested to find out about Captain Colebourn and his bear!

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  6. page Goldi Rocks and Three Bears edited Goldi Rocks and the Three Bears By Corey Rosen Schwartz and Beth Coulton {https://loughlino1.wit…
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    By Corey Rosen Schwartz and Beth Coulton
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    Biography Information:
    Title: Goldi Rocks and the Three Bears
    Author: Corey Rosen Schwartz and Beth Coulton
    Illustrator: Nate Wragg
    Age Range: 5-8 Years
    Grade Level: Kindergarten-3rd grade
    Lexile Measure:AD480L
    Paperback: 32 pages
    Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0399256857
    ISBN-13: 978-0399256851
    Summary:
    The Three Bears are in desperate need of a new singer in their band. One day they go to audition the different animals when Goldi ventures into their house playing their instruments, trying on headphones and she ends up falling asleep on baby bear’s keyboard. When the bears wake Goldi up, she sings a perfect C note which allows them to decide she is exactly who they need in the band.
    Review:
    This children’s book takes a modern twist to the classic Goldilocks tale. It has the same structure as the classic tale: the three bears leave, and the young Goldi(locks) enters the building and tries different things in the house. Whether its porridge in the original or different instruments, Papa Bear’s is not right and neither is Mama Bear’s; however, Baby Bear’s is just perfect. This story is easy to read and a funny take on the original story.
    Awards:
    None so far
    Analysis of a Literary Element:
    The literary element I will focus on is the language seen in the book. The language and word choice is easily readable between the ages of 5 through 8. Also, another important aspect of the language used is the rhyme scheme which fits the age group this book was intended for. The rhyme scheme is ABCCB—“Once upon a rock-and-roll time/ three bears in a band jammed with ease/ The Papa Bear drummed/the Mama Bear strummed/ and Baby Bear tickled the keys.
    Author(s) Biography:
    There is not much about Corey Rosen Schwartz except for the fact that she is an author of picture and “fractured” fairy tales. She lives with her three kids and husband in New Jersey. There is no information on Beth Coulton.
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    Biography Information:
    Title: The Teeny Tiny Ghost
    Author: Kay Winters
    Illustrator: Lynn Munsinger
    Age Range: 4-8 years
    Grade Level: Preschool-3
    Lexile Measure: 670
    Paperback:32 pages
    Publisher:HarperCollins
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0064435903
    ISBN-13: 978-0064435901
    Summary:
    Every day the teeny tiny ghost goes to haunting school in order to learn how to be scarier. This is a problem for the young ghost because his own screams scare him when he practices. On Halloween one day there is a knock on the door that really scares the teeny tiny ghost so he “boos” really loud in order to scare the people away. It turned out to be a test from his family and friends and he passed the scare test.
    Review:
    After reading the book, I really liked the story even though it was aimed for a much younger audience. However, I really liked the bigger meaning of the story which teaches children to constantly strive for something they want because even though it might be hard at first, you can always succeed if you keep trying.
    Analysis of a Literary Element:
    The literary element I chose to focus on was the illustrations. I thought the illustrations were simple but did a great job illustrating the ghost’s feelings. When the ghost felt discouraged about not being scary enough, the face was really representative of these struggles. Then, when he was finally scary enough, his face lit up and those feelings were portrayed through his expressions. By looking at the illustrations, the reader is really able to make predictions on what the text will say. There were many colors which grabbed the reader’s attention as well, but made sure they did not take away from the writing.
    Author’s Biography:
    Kay Winters was born in1936 in Trenton, New Jersey. She attended Arcadia University, Boston University, Wheelock College, and Lehigh University. Before her career as an author, she was a classroom teacher, reading specialist, Title I/gifted teacher, elementary supervisor and college instructor. After she retired as a teacher, she became a children’s books author and has now written 19 books with more on the way.
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