Zagarenski, Pamela The Whisper. PICTURE BOOK. Houghton Mifflin, 2015. $18.
A little girl sees a magical looking book high on her teacher’s wall. When she takes it home, however, it has no words and a little whisper in her head helps her make her own stories.
The illustrations in this book are absolutely gorgeous creations of whimsy. The story is also a delight of imagination. The absolutely only change I would love to make is to have the girl’s words under each picture hidden first, so that I could enjoy and imagine for myself first, before reading the author’s imaginings for the pictures. If I could afford it, I would buy any of these pages as an original work of art for my own home. What a great read aloud and discussion book for many classrooms.
EL – ADVISABLE.
Cindy, Library Teacher