Consider your perspective!

Submitted By

S.L. Pearson
Evelyn Meador
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Story Books

  1. What's up, what's down?
    • Lola M. Schaefer
    Pretend you're a toad. Look up. What do you see? Imagine you're a whale. Look down. What do you see? Now, come along on a picture book journey that invites you to see the world from many different perspectives. Look up, down, and everywhere in between. What do you see?
  2. Fish, swish! splash, dash! : counting round and round
    • Suse McDonald
    Count up from 1 to 10 .... turn the book around, and then count down. It's two books in one!  Children will learn to count from one to ten with this inventive, entertaining novelty book from Caldecott Honor winner Suse MacDonald! As the die-cut pages are turned, they create a lively, vibrant scene. And when little ones reach the end of the book, they'll find that they can flip it around and then count down--from ten to one!  
  3. Round trip
    • Ann Jonas
    This book isn't just the story of a round trip--it is a round trip! Read forward and look at the sights, then flip the book over to see something different on the way back. Ann Jonas's amazing two-way trip is guaranteed to change the way you look at things!  
  4. Big bug
    • Henry Cole
    Size is relative, but everything is worth seeing in this concept book from the illustrator of And Tango Makes Three . Beginning with a beautiful close-up of a "big" ladybug, this book artfully depicts the concept of scale. The book zooms out from the bug, to a flower, to a cow, all the way to an expansive spread of sky. Then Henry Cole masterfully zooms back in from that sky, to a tree, to a house, to a window, all the way to the end where an adorable dog is taking a "little" nap. In this ideal introduction to the concept of scale, young readers will love the lush illustrations of the animals, objects, and scenery of a farm, and they'll delight in seeing how something "big" can suddenly seem "little" with the turn of a page!  
  5. Palazzo Inverso
    • D.B. Johnson
    Mauk, mischievous apprentice to the master architect, must not draw on the plans for the new Palazzo. But by turning the plans a bit each day, he finds a way to alter them, turning the master's creation onto its head! Discover what mystery and excitement a small change of perspective has brought to the Palazzo. In this M.C. Escher-inspired masterpiece, D.B. Johnson pushes the picture book form to new extremes. With its continuous narrative and illustrations that can viewed upside down, readers can turn the book over on page thirty two and read all the way back to page one. Enter the Palazzo Inverso...and see if you can find your way out.

Story Songs

  1. Riddle Song (I gave my love a cherry)

    One version of the Riddle Song (#128 in The Music Box from ELZ Publishing)

    I gave my love a cherry that had no stone
    I gave my love a chicken that had no bone
    I gave my love a story that had no end
    I gave my love a baby with no crying

    How can there be a cherry that has no stone?
    How can there be a chicken that has no bone?
    How can there be a story that has no end?
    How can there be a baby with no crying?

    A cherry when it's blooming it has no stone
    A chicken when it's pipping, it has no bone
     The story of "I love You" it has no end
    A baby when it's sleeping, has no crying


Hot Air Balloons

1. Cut out three circles ranging in size from 1.5" to 3" out of fabric or paper.
2. Glue the circles down on a piece of paper. These represent the balloons.
3. Using a pencil, draw a basket beneath each circle. Draw lines across and down from each circle to represent the ropes connecting the basket to the hot air balloon.
4. Use a thin black marker on top of the pencil marks to make them bolder.
5. Using crayons or colored pencils, fill in the details of the background. Add clouds, birds, the sun... whatever you'd like