This week I came across a book on Big Universe that I had never seen before (which is not hard to do since there are so many books here). I wanted to find something new to read with my daughter, so I clicked on the SHARE tab to see the books recently added. In the Language Arts section, one cover illustration caught my attention …
At first glance, the name of the book did not seem to match the picture. What would you think would be on the cover of a picture book named The Patch?
The first thing that pops to my mind is a pirate.
Do you know what is on the cover of the book named The Patch?
A pink ballerina!!!
I think this somewhat odd combination of title and picture might provide interesting ideas when used for a class brainstorming session and discussion.
Some questions that pop to mind:
- Why do you think the author or illustrator chose to do this? (motivation, metacognition)
- How do/could these things connect? (critical thinking)
- What do you think this book will be about? (prediction)
- Which do you think is more important … the title or the cover illustration? Why? (text elements)