How to Read a Book (PDF)
T the poem would be hokey but it turned out really niceDave 35 As an adult I though the collage approach was interesting and colorful BUT I AGREE WITH HANK FOR I agree with Hank for book about how to read the art makes it almost impossible for little kids too read The flat and largely unoriginal poem is about the joys of reading ideal for librarians but not for kids Goodreads Choice Awards Project Read as many of the opening round Best Picture Book *Nominees As Possible 9 To *as possible 9 to and verbal gibberish make for the instruction manual from hell Why did a copy of Bambi have to be sacrificed for this collage strophe And I was never able to ascertain the purpose of the RECURRING X S TARGETS AND ASTERISKS X s targets and asterisks ideas Lush and psychedelic collage on the xploration of reading It felt like an acid trip with pages popping out in neon colors and torn strips and verses of wandering fingers rustling pages and blooming souls Yet this is a child s picture book Go figure For a book on How to read a book this is really hard to read like physically it is hard to read the actual text The collage like art combined with overly bright colors and mismatched patchwork font choices are jarring to the ye This isn t to say the art itself is bad but having hard to read font in a book for children is generally a poor choice I m not sure what they were thinking but some poor design choices were made on this one Shame on the art director for not catching this The text is your standard Kwame Alexander poetry though some of the word choices come off a little sensual The text itself is not bad but I had trouble actually reading this My fellow librarians and co workers had the same problem. ??s poetry and Melissa Sweet’s artwork come together to take readers on a journey between the pages of a book. Gorgeous book by a dynamic duo Adult book nerds will appreciate the incredible artwork clever language and connections to notable poets Kid Book Nerds Will Enjoy book nerds will njoy appreciate the incredible artwork clever language and connections to notable poets Kid book nerds will Helliconia Winter enjoy clever structural features OK Wow Melissa Sweet pulled out all the stops on this one Hidden Nikki Grimes uote in the spread between the title page and the dedication page before Kwame s poem begins took me about four reads to find it Gatefold two small pages with cutouts neon colors and of course her amazing collages and lettering The illustrations kind of overwhelm the poem a bit if I m going to be honest but I love Kwame s metaphor of reading peeling andating a clementine I m feeling like lots of clementines are going to be consumed in book love reenactment of this poem And how did the publisher get the book to smell of citrus when you open it This is a book to go back to over and over again so you can find all the SWEET little details Melissa tucked into the illustrations and to write Kwame s poem onto your reader
#s heart I know some will disagree but I found the book very hard to read While I njoyed the artful #heart I know some will disagree but I found the book very hard to read While I njoyed the artful I felt that a young child who may try to read this would have difficulty due to the font style interspersed with the collage work I love the poem I love the artwork I don t love them together What a dilemma She is one of my favorite illustrators I love poetry Put these together and it should be a WIN NoThe illustrations tangled me badly I was lost and ill sorted and ill suited against the collages and bright pops hangs head in defeat What I normally cherish lead me astray and befuddled me I feel frustrated and vexed I kept checking and re checking A poetic journey about the xperience of reading Find a tree ablack tupelo ordawn redwood will do andplant your. .
Ach page to make sure that I didn t miss anything I would love to use this as a read aloud but I would PRACTICE HardThis will frustrate Some And dazzle others How to rate this 5 stars for the content 1 star for the frustration Calling
in the to be fair sigh Yup yup soak this one up This could have been fine but the writing was almost indistinguishable from the art which made it really difficult to read the actual poetry I couldn t make it through while I was at the store today I Will Have To will have to some actual time to it which I assume I would if I were to purchase it but hhh To summarize I did not The Illustrated Roger Zelazny enjoy the art style No comment on the poetry since I was UNABLE TO CONCENTRATE ENOUGH TO ACTUALLY READ IT My family reads all the Goodreads award nominated picture booksvery year This is book 13 of than 20 of 2019 and statistically this looks like one of there two best of the year for my family It s a fairly predictable and marketable topic for a book to be purchased by E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial elementary school teachers parents and librarians about reading but it features colorful collage art we collectively at least found uniue and interestingLyra 12 45 If Iver wrote a book go Lyra the budding artist this would be one my choices for art style and fonts all over the place I love the collages So many patterns colors and pictures It s so fun to look at Every page looks like it is from a different book I have never read Oh a couple pages Hank 13 4 For a book about learning how to read it is pretty hard to read Okay but it s kinda fun to read reallyHarry 14 45 Fun art but it is confusing at the start and at different placesTara 4 Loved the art And I though. SelfIt’s okay if you prefer a stoop like Langston HughesWith these words an adventure begins Kwame Alexander?.it in the