“All Year Round”
In All Year Round, author Susan Katz creates whimsical, rhyming poems that teach shapes, seasons, and the twelve months of the year – all rolled into one. Each month is paired with a shape. March is paired with an oval.
July and summer are paired with a rectangle.
Eiko Ojala’s 3-D illustrations make you want to jump into the book.
This book promotes concepts, making connections, nature and flexible thinking.
TITLE: All Year Round
AUTHOR: Susan Katz
ILLUSTRATOR: Eiko Ojala
PUBLISHER: Orchard Books, 2016
AGE GROUP: 3-6
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: flexible thinking, nature, making connections
1) What’s your favorite shape? What is your favorite month of the year? Connect your shape and month – what do they share in common?
2) How many shapes can you think of? Brainstorm for at least ten minutes, making a list of all the shapes you can think up. Pick six shapes from your list and use them together to form an image.
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