I recently posted a review (which you can read here) of a wonderful book, titled My Name is Not Isabella. The star, Isabella, is a girl with a wonderful imagination, and big dreams. The author, Jennifer Fosberry, is launching a national book tour this month.
I was peeking around the publisher's website today, and came across a very cute companion classroom activity -- a printable poster, instructions, and "dream cards," on which students write their big dreams, to be displayed together on a wall. You can find the printables on the Sourcebooks website here.
I also wanted to share this promo video for the book.
Here's a little confession. I review a fair number of books here, and many publishers email me book trailers. This is the first one I've ever watched! I guess I have felt a bit like a book is a book, and a video is a video, and never the twain shall meet. But, I am clearly behind the times. I accepted my first e-book for review today, and I've started watching book trailers. The video contains a great mini lesson on how an illustration goes from concept sketch to print. Check it out and let me know what you think.
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