More This is a new one! It's a fable!
Written by: I. C. Springman
Illustrated by: Brian Lies
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (March 6, 2012)
Ages 4 and up
Less is more
I.C. Springman is a small-house person
in a McMansion-loving world.
She lives as simply as possible
with one husband, three dogs, and too many books somewhere
When is more, more than enough?
"Dramatic paintings add depth and foreboding to a lesson about excessive materialism."--Kirkus
The magpie gets more and more and more.
Why I loved it:
Don't we ll have too much? What a lesson we learn in just a few words. And the artwork is magnificent! Beautifully textured and layered illustrations. It is 44 words, peeps!
There are teacher guides coming soon, but this could lead into a discussion of too much stuff for the kidlets and how we need to cut the excess. You could tie it in with the movie, The Lorax. Protecting natural resources, where it all comes from, etc.
Go check out more favorite picture books over at Susanna Leonard Hill's house.
You'll be glad ya did.
Have a safe and lovely weekend, y'all. xoxo