Picture Book Month celebrates print picture books as a literacy initiative. Please visit the amazing blog for posts by so many guest authors and illustrators. They are beautiful and inspiring.
This year I connected with the terrific Mr. Schu and his students as well as participating in the Picture Book Smackdown, with Andy Plemmons of Athens, Georgia, Shawna Ford of Weatherford, Texas, Cathy Potter in Falmouth, Maine, Julee Murphy of the ECDC in Texas, Christina Brennan and Kim Kennedy of Coopertown Elementary in Pennsylvania, author Anne Marie Pace, and Dianne de las Casas, founder of Picture Book Month.
During our Skype with Mr. Schu's class, his students shared favorite stuffed animal picture book characters. My second graders loved seeing some of their favorite characters and squealed with delight! My students had picked out some of their favorite picture books to share and came up to the camera quickly to show the book to the students in Illinois. Together, we read My Teacher is a Monster by Peter Brown! What fun!