Monday, April 7, 2014

A To Z Challenge: BOOK NOOK REVIEWS "F"




Title: Fossil

Author/Illustrator: Bill Thomson
Publisher: Amazon Publishing

Ages: 5-9


Synopsis: Wordless picture book about one boy's discovery of fossils on the beach and what could happen if they came to life.

Why I liked it: Glorious full bodied illustrations tell the whole story without the need for words. Young readers have the freedom to become storytellers themselves as they share what they see within the pages of this book!


27 comments:

  1. What a creative book! I think this is something I'll have to get my niece for her next birthday!

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    1. Hi Rachel and welcome to my blog! It really is a wonderfully creative book and I'm glad I found it...

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  2. What a great BLOG. Very interesting theme for this year. I like the Elecopter from yesterday.

    Tronster

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    1. HI Tronster and welcome to my blog. Since I am a children's book author I decided why NOT write about picture books for the A to Z Challenge...;~)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  3. Very interesting post, I'm a fellow children's writer. Good luck. Nice to follow and connect http://aimingforapublishingdeal.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hi and welcome to my blog! Isn't it great to be a children's writer in this day and age? I LOVE it! Good luck with the A to Z Challenge...

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  4. Thanks, Donna! I was not familiar with wordless picture book!

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    1. Hi Jane and welcome to my blog! There is another wordless picture book I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! It's called TUESDAY by author/illustrator David Wiesner. Here's a YouTube link...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtQ4DdzCZMA

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  5. A cute cover.....boys would go for this book. My little grandson claims he only likes nonfiction! I occasionally review picture books too...also mg and ya (which I'm also writing). Looks like some helpful material here. Thanks! Nice to meet you, Donna.
    Shells–Tales–Sails

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    1. Hi Sharon and welcome to my blog! I love all the new people I get to meet during the A to Z Challenge...

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  6. I love wordless picture books. This sounds super.

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    1. Hi Catherine! Another wordless picture book I LOVE is Tuesday by David Wiesner. If you get a chance, check it out...

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  7. I really like wordless picture books. I haven't seen his one. The cover illustration looks awesome!

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    1. Awww, Erik, I think you really would LOVE this book. When you have a picture book with NO words, you have the freedom to interpret the illustrations on many different levels and I spent a long time just studying the artwork...;~)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  8. Ooh! Fun-sounding book. I love the idea of fossils coming to life! :)

    This is A. Catherine Noon, visiting from the Noon and Wilder blog for the A-Z Challenge, #1554 on the list. Happy blogging!

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    1. Hi Catherine and welcome to my blog! You beat me to visiting...;~)...I'm actually working my way through the A to Z Challenge blogs from 1500-1599 tonight so I will be visiting YOUR blog shortly...lol...

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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    2. 1500 to 1599? Good lord, I'm a slacker only doing 5 a day. I'm impressed! Thank you for being so sociable and making me feel a part of things; I've been thoroughly enjoying my first A-Z. I'm doing it with both my main blog, which is my blog for the A-Z Challenge, #327 on the list, and the one I mentioned above, the Noon and Wilder. (We're launching Noon and Wilder this year, which is why I did the challenge twice. It's been fun coming up with different prompts. I posted all the way through H on both ahead of time so I could spend time visiting.)

      What do you think, in your experience, makes a successful blog?

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    3. Hi again! What makes a successful blog? Number one HAS to be engaging content in each and every post. Number two HAS to be sincere interactions. By that I mean reaching out to other people and actively listening to them, finding a connection that you can share and making them feel like you truly are interested in them as a human being. I am a HUGE people person and have tons of different interests, opinions, and questions about the world around me so it's almost impossible NOT to be able to connect with the people, like YOU, who choose to visit my blog...;~)

      I wrote all my posts over a week in mid-March and scheduled them to drop throughout the month because I knew I would not only be busy running my martial arts school, I am also writing a non-fiction chapter book AND challenging myself to visit 100 blogs a day during the month because I LOVE the idea of making new friends and discovering wonderful blogs to follow. Good luck with the challenge, but more importantly...HAVE FUN!!

      Take care,

      Donna

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  9. I'm not a fan of wordless picture books, but I read Fossil recently. You're right. The illustrations are really worth seeing.

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    1. Hi Genevieve! Have you looked at Tuesday by David Wiesner? I really loved that one also...go check it out!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  10. Telling your own story from pictures is a great challenge for children!

    Damyanti, cohost, A to Z Challenge.

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    1. Hi Damyanti!. While I LOVE the written word, there is something uniquely magical about listening to a child create their own story from pictures...priceless in my book!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  11. This sounds really cool- I will have to add this to my reading list for my daughter.. a little above our level, but we have time! Thanks for stopping by my page for the A to Z Challenge!

    http://itzybellababy.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi and welcome to my blog! You should also check out books by my friend, children's author Susanna Leonard Hill (www.susannahill.com). She writes board books, picture books and chapter books so you should be able to find some delightful books to share with your daughter...

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  12. How cute. That sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for sharing, Donna. :)

    http://www.lanisebrown.com

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    1. HI Lanise and welcome to my blog! I think you have a brilliant theme with libraries from around the world. Since I am a worshiper of books I might need to "steal" your theme for next year's A to Z Challenge...;~)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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