A first glance at this book will have you scratching your head. It looks rather simple: a word and a picture for each page. Then, it starts to sink in that the words are concepts and the pictures are explanations. For instance, facing pages show a duck on the left (actual bird) while the right-hand page illustrates the verb "duck by showing the same bird crouching because something is flying across at head level. Some tough concepts are tackled: "love, "did, "always, "again; often with humor. Spend a little time with this book and a pre-schooler and just see what good discussions come from it. ~ Janice
What can you do with a word? Read it, spell it, say it, picture it, understand it, make a sentence with it, tell a story with it, share it with a friend. Everything starts with a love of words! More than 300 words inspired by Dr. Edward Frys list of sight words are paired with striking and playful illustrations by internationally renowned designer and artist Christoph Niemann to deepen understanding, to enrich, and to enlighten those learning to read and write English, whether they be children or adults.
This compilation of more than 300 words and pictures encourages reading, fuels the imagination, and offers hours of decoding fun. Christoph Niemann has illustrated each word with a picture that challenges readers to make connections and puzzle out meaning in a playful way. Homophones, basic punctuation, and an assortment of silly and unusual words are also included to delineate the eighteen sections of the book.
Browse the pages to discover words you dont know (or find a new facet of the ones you do)! Create your own stories or poems by combining words, images, and ideas. Can you think of other words to describe the images, or new drawings to interpret the words? Cover a word with your finger and ask a friend to guess it just by looking at the picture. Or pick a word and draw (or write) what you think happens next. . . . This is an excellent, original, and exuberant teaching tool for parents as well as elementary school teachers, and it will also be useful for ESL programs. Includes an introduction and an index.