Normally I post my blog on Wednesday, but this week I wanted to post it on Friday in order to participate in “Friday favourites”.
One of my favourite parts of RhyPiBoMo is Friday favourites. That is the day that we share our favourite rhyming picture book of the week. I learn about so many rhyming picture books that I have never heard of, and I am really enjoying reading the suggestions.
So far this is what I have nominated for my Friday Favourites:
“Once Upon a Memory” by Nina Laden, illustrated by Renate Liwska
This is a book that I found out about during ReFoReMo.
“Won Ton and Chopstick” by Lee Wardlaw
“Mable Murple” by Sheree Fitch, illustrated by Sydney Smith
My Friday Favourite for week 4 is another book by Sheree Fitch.
“Night Sky Wheel Ride”
by Sheree Fitch
illustrations by Yayo
The premise: Two children wonder if they are brave enough for the ferris wheel. When they discover they are, they take a joyous journey on it.
These are some of the reasons why I like it:
Effective use of white space
I love how the words “up up up” lift up and “down down down” tumble down the page
There is plenty of repetition and a refrain.
As the kids become braver, the refrain changes.
Unique rhyming pairs
Plenty of use of the power of threes
Example: we wait wait wait
Lots of Alliteration
swinging swaying staying
“See out to sea, Sister.”
Plenty of fun and interesting words
whopdeedeedoo; swiggle sway
Example: “Dizzy-dazed we gazed up
feel the moon’s breath on our faces”
Use of big words
“The people waaaaaaaaaaaaay down there are dancing jelly beans.”
Use of rhyme within a rhyme
fizzy with the dizzy reeling
The ferris wheel is drawn as a squealing pig, a washer, and a dandelion among other things.
If you have read this book, what do you think about it? And what’s your Friday favourite? Leave me a comment below.
Stay tuned next week for my giveaway!