I love this! Duck on a Bike is such a great book for preschoolers! I used to read it when I taught. I absolutely love the print craft that you came up with and how each of your students interpretations of ducks and bicycles came out completely different. This is adorable!
In Sarah's Questions by Harriet Ziefert (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, $11.75, ages 3-6), we tag along as Sarah and her mother explore the countryside around their home playing ``I Spy'' and observing the ducks, bumblebees, and rambling clouds.
The third book is geared to slightly older readers. Nora's Castle (Philomel Books, $12.95, ages 5-10) follows the adventures of a little girl and her playmates (some four-legged, some of the stuffed toy variety) who go out for a bike ride one day and end up discovering a deserted castle. Satomi Ichikawa's watercolor drawings are filled with detail, and children will enjoy poring over them as they hear how Nora and her friends host a party for the castle residents - an assortment of animals including an owl, a rabbit, a bat - and even a toad and a spider. The story was translated from Japanese by Simon Piggot.
The students will be able to use iPads to scan the QR code I place on the cover of each book. This will allow students to enjoy some independent reading time as they watch the story in ASL and follow along in their hard copy book. The books will be organized and easy to see when they are displayed on the book stand. 153554b96e