Felix, Lucie Apples and Robins 35 pgs Chronicle Kids, 2016. $16.99 PICTURE BOOK
What shapes and colors do you need to make a story come to life?
This one starts with Circles and the color red, when you turn the page, cutouts
of those shapes reveal apples. What shapes does it take to make a bird? Three
white triangles and a red oval, turn the page and you find the cutouts area
bird who will eat the worm from the apple. Each large page features shapes and
colors to reveal parts of a very simple yet beautiful story about the reader and
an apple tree and a bird to live there.
Ok, hands down this book is challenge to describe. Its more of
an experience. It not only touches on shapes, making things with shapes, colors,
but also seasons and the fall apple harvest (a big field trip at my school). It’s
a completely fantastic read for Kindergarteners. Not only will teachers fight
over this book, but its easy enough for a beginning reader to comprehend and
fun to play with the sturdy well-constructed page. I can’t say enough wonderful
things about this book.
EL (K-3) –ESSENTIAL Reviewer:
Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.