A pleasant visit to The Little Island

January 7, 2010 at 2:17 pm

The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard; published by Doubleday Book for Young Readers, a division of Random House; New York; 1946.

Sketches of the wildlife on the little island decorate the end pages, introducing the theme of this book.  Monochromatic illustrations highlight the key idea on the text pages and the opposite page includes exquisitely colorful images of life on the little island.  The lyrical text is punctuated by the imaginative yet detailed images.

I would pair this book with a non-fiction title about islands or the animals mentioned in the book.  Also, the verso page includes information from Random House about teacher resources available at their website, so I would include that information in a pathfinder for use with this book.

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