Book 1 of Their Adventure
by James Yang
Yang, the creator of this book, is an artist and this book is really
more artistic showpiece than
storybook. The plot is very simple--a boy and his dog playing
fetch--but that's okay because the quirky digital illustrations are
pretty spectacular! In the 'story', Joey
throws the ball, and Jet chases it among, through, between, over,
up and down items in the landscape, making this title a fun addition to
lessons on prepositions. To be clear, this book does not teach
prepositions (what they are, when to use them),
but if you are looking for 'real world' examples in picture books, this
one does pack in quite a few of them and does so against a backdrop of
retro-style illustrations. In their review, Booklist said:
"Fun to look at, this is a clever, energetic
Interest Level: K-Gr.2 Reading Level: age 9-12
Below are sample pages from inside the book. Your students will love the bright, quirky illustrations! Be sure to let them savor the illustrations because there really aren't many words--just three or four per spread...but always with a preposition!
(From the illustrator's website: www.jamesyang.com)
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