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Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Talking Eggs

Olive Art's Picture Book Parade introduces... The Talking Eggs        18                                                             

1989 Author: Robert D. San Souci Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney

The Talking Eggs, is a Cinderella Story, about a little girl who is kind, honest, and obedient and mean and rude. Through different circumstances each of the sisters meet an old woman who lives in the woods. Upon retuning home the kind sister is gifted with treasures and fine jewels and the other with wolves, bees, and snakes. The moral of the story in this strange yet magical tale is that blessings are gained though kindness.

The watercolor illustrations are dark and somewhat strange, it's not a book I would have picked by the cover but once I began to read my curiosity grew and grew. 

I think this book would make a great introduction or free read for students to learn about kindness and friendship. Along with other books and resources students could pull out keys to being a good friend and create painting of what friendship means to them and or how to be a good friend. 

I am finding connections to friendship but this book is really more about kindness. It could kick off a service project or a unit on being grateful. 

So what does all of this have to do with talking eggs? You will have to read it to find out. 

*The Picture Book Parade!

This series of posts is designed to meet the needs of graduate class, I am currently enrolled in, titled Teaching Art & Literacy through picture books.
One of my assignments is to read, review, reflect, and be inspired by 20 picture books that are new to me and find a way to share them with my classmates, colleges, & PLN. 

 The Ideas shared will not be ideas I have tried and executed, simply sparks of inspiration derived from a short and colorful read. 

I am hoping that these ideas might develop over time, as I water them in my minds and let what's left of my summer vacation shine and pull out the greatness, that is a totally awesome new lesson for my students. One can hope!

So sit back and enjoy the series of posts I am calling the Picture Book Parade!

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